Development of Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project
To ensure efficient monitoring and evaluation of project implementation, and to document project and program achievements, it is necessary to establish an operational system of indicators. The ICPDR accepted to use the EU WFD Indicators and the DRP needs to fulfill the GEF M& E requirements.
Considering the fact that the GEF reporting requirements are slightly different than EU WFD, the project proposed two compatible systems of indicators to monitor and evaluate results from and environmental effects of policies and programme implementation: i) indicators for GEF M&E purposes to be used by the project and ii) indicators for WFD and EEA reporting to be used by the ICPDR.
To monitor the results of the DRP, the project will be using 3 categories of the GEF indicators: process indicators (identified in the project logframe as outputs/outcomes), stress reduction (response indicators of WFD) and status indicators (identical with the WFD and the ICPDR).
The baseline for both, the WFD and GEF indicators will be year 1996, since the ICPDR has reliable data on pressures, status and investment in the Danube Basin.