Ocean Action Hub

20 Jun 2019 - This IIED handbook focuses on how a range of actors in a variety of contexts can use MEL (Monitoring, evaluation and learning) to understand which SDG 14 targets and initiatives are working, which are not, why, for whom and how. Ultimately, it advocates for widespread learning on how to accelerate progress towards the transformations needed for success in conserving and using the oceans, seas and marine resources in a sustainable way.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are one of the leading initiatives for addressing the critical, complex and often inter-related issues of our world. SDG 14 — Life below water — focuses on our oceans, estuaries, rivers and watersheds, and the human systems that intersect with them. Unfortunately, it has struggled to gain attention and support on an international scale.

Due to the interconnected nature of SDG 14, IIED has developed this handbook to help readers identify and develop appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) mechanisms for their SDG 14 interventions. The formal reporting process for the SDGs requires follow-up and review against defined SDG 14 targets and indicators. The 2030 Agenda also requires national governments and custodian agencies to follow up and review progress by tracking and reporting on recognised and approved targets and indicators.

This handbook is designed to complement that process. This handbook recognises that governments and agencies will need to adopt detailed and linked MEL practices to ensure regular result tracking for SDG 14 and the widespread dissemination of lessons learnt at local, national, regional and global levels. By encouraging a more detailed MEL approach for SDG 14 initiatives, the handbook promotes improved reporting on results and progress towards SDG 14 targets and the 2030 Agenda more broadly.

The handbook focuses on how a range of actors in a variety of contexts can use MEL to understand which SDG 14 targets and initiatives are working, which are not, why, for whom and how. Ultimately, it advocates for widespread learning on how to accelerate progress towards the transformations needed for success in conserving and using our oceans, seas and marine resources in a sustainable way.

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Type of document: 
Toolkit
Publication date: 
20/06/2019
Publication Organisation: 
IIED
Publication Author: 
Dorothy Lucks, Michael Burgass, India Lynn, Ilenia Piergallini, Emilie Beauchamp
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