Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

3 weeks

Develop a framework to monitor and evaluate the progress of the Plan, the localisation and impact of the SDGs at city level and the local implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

  • List of targets and key performance indicators for the established initiatives

  • List of goals and indicators for the plan


In this activity, a monitoring and evaluation framework is defined to assess the fulfillment and results of the plan. To this end, specific targets and indicators must be defined to monitor the goals set for each initiative established in the plan (Block E Strategic Development Plan or Block F Land Management Plan). Indicators should also be defined to assess the implementation of the strategic project portfolio (Development of Strategic Project Sheets (Activity 41)).
International agendas and frameworks, such as SDG indicators; national strategies, such as monitoring and evaluation frameworks for NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) and NAPs (National Adaptation Plans) and the Voluntary National Assessment of the SDGs, if available, should be consulted for linkages with these. 

First, the targets defined for each initiative in the framework of strategies and initiatives should be reviewed and complemented. These should be clear, coherent, specific, measurable, with a defined timeframe (e.g. in ten years) and it should be clear whether an upward or downward trend is sought for each one. The municipal context should also be taken into account, such as the municipality's constraints and capacity to both meet and measure the targets. Then, for each target, an indicator should be determined with its unit of measurement, the methodology to assess it, the baseline, the monitoring period, the expected trend, the specific scale or location where it will be assessed, and the institution in charge of data collection linked to the indicator. 

Monitoring indicators should then be determined for the strategic project goals defined in Project Programming Block H (Review Development of Strategic Project Sheets (Activity 41)). These should be specific to the different types of objectives (technical, social, environmental and climate change, sustainability, etc.). Each should indicate units of measurement (e.g. minutes, square metres, number of people, etc.).

  1. Review the goals set out in the framework of goals, strategies and initiatives and adjust them to make them feasible according to the municipality's capacities. Define specific targets for an established time frame if this has not been done before.
  2. Review and link targets with those set out in the 2030 Agenda and the NUA, to align the plan's goals with global agendas.
  3. Define indicators for each target, as well as their unit of measurement, the methodology for assessing them and the specific area or sector to be assessed (T54 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework).
    • Review global indicators: Global SDG Indicator Framework, New Urban Agenda (NUA) Indicator Framework, Urban Monitoring Framework (UMF), City Prosperity Index (CPI)
  4. Determine for each indicator: its unit of measurement, the source from which it has been obtained, the institution in charge of collecting the data, the methodology for measuring it, the scale or area where it will be evaluated, the baseline, the monitoring period and the expected trend.
  5. For strategic projects, review the specific objectives set out in the project sheet and define an indicator for each one.
  6. Consolidate the matrix of indicators for both initiatives and strategic projects (T55 Indicator Summary Matrix).