Best Practice Report


5. Next steps

We have highlighted in this chapter a number of important practical elements to be considered when designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation for green growth planning. It is the authors’ hope that by reading this chapter and learning from these initial insights, practitioners can improve the impact of their efforts and enable more effective green growth monitoring and evaluation practices to emerge over time.

 As an evolving area of practice, green growth practitioners are, to some extent, learning as they go and for this reason further systematic research into these emerging experiences would be invaluable to explore practical application in greater breadth and depth. As green growth is in its infancy, it would be helpful to revisit the lessons presented in this chapter as more time passes in an effort to explore the longer term effectiveness of interventions. To enhance its usefulness for practitioners, further more in-depth analysis would be useful to identify specific considerations which contribute to effective green growth M&E, including:

•   What are effective enabling conditions that ensure effective green growth M&E (e.g. leadership, inter-agency co-ordination)?
•   What specific capacity and resources are necessary for the effective design and implementation of green growth M&E (e.g. financial, human and technical resources)?
•   What indicators are proving most effective for green growth M&E in practice? Is international standardization and harmonization of indicators possible?
•   What are effective ways to measure impacts or outcomes such as inter-agency co-ordination, policy change, and green growth results?
•   What methods of Institutionalization have proven most robust in the face of political and socio-economic changes?