Change in number of natural resources under improved management
Natural resources management is a basic action to protect and strengthen productive natural resources (natural capital).
The improvement of natural resources management aims to reduce the impact on the targeted population' livelihoods of the current and future emergencies (floods, droughts, landslides) as well as to improve primary production productivity.
- Includes land use and land conservation techniques
- Includes improvement of green cover (including forest, farm and pasture land)
- Includes water collection and use improvement
- Includes natural resources protection infrastructures (e.g. embankments, flood diversion channels)
- Reduction of natural resources degradation (e.g. wood for charcoal)
- Disaster risk reduction activities focused on natural resources protection
Period to achieve the objective;
Direction of change:
Both secondary and primary data collection can be used according to context.
- Baseline/Endline (related to the specific natural resource targeted). If multiyear programme consider also a mid-term evaluation.
- Secondary data. Reliable/relevant sources from other actors, clusters or government (e.g. assessment information, reference to a normal situation).
Unit of Measurement: Depending on the Natural Resource (e.g. forest Ha, coastline meter-kilometer, number of water sources, etc.)
Data Collection methods:
Secondary data analysis;
Natural resource measure;
Households Survey, Focus Group Discussions;
Key Informant Interviews.
Measure of land/forestry hectares, coastline kilometers, soil conservation infrastructures units/kilometers, etc.
Depending on the type of intervention, the change should be measured using technical methods (e.g., natural resources showing improved biophysical conditions).
Consider referring to potential DRR/NRM practices or projects that are setting up by the Government or other organizations in the area, as a mean to harmonize ongoing approaches in the same geographical area.
It is important to define how to measure the change/improvement before using the indicator. If for example we want to measure the number of hectares under soil conservation techniques, it's necessary to define them before or define how many among all the possible techniques (e.g. tree reforestation, use of organic fertilizers, construction of terraces and embankments)