Monitoring and review

A framework for measuring success

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework provides the structure and processes for understanding, improving and communicating the impact of managing the region’s natural resources. A MERI Framework is vital for understanding the successes (and failures) of the RCS and its implementation, and how to best learn from them. It also provides the information that is required to adaptively respond and manage the delivery of programs and projects.

RCS MERI is based on the following principles:

  • During the life of the RCS new information and learnings will become apparent; wherever possible this information should be incorporated into implementation of the RCS by taking an adaptive management approach.
  • Not all impacts of the RCS implementation will be known or measurable during the life of the strategy.
  • MERI success is reliant on available and repeatable data sources.
  • Strong regional partnerships and collaboration are important for data sharing and creating a whole-of-region story about NRM.