The MEL was developed by project partners with reference to existing MEL frameworks, and with inputs from the local government and residents. Seven broad categories for evaluation were therefore co-developed to capture the broad range of possible impacts of NBS in the informal setting: Water Balance, Environmental Quality, Urban Transformation, Economic Opportunity, Cost and Effectiveness, Governance, Participation, and Justice, Public Space, Health, and Wellbeing.
A mixture of detailed quantitative and qualitative indicators across the categories above were developed at the scale of interventions, but also the neighborhood scale, to capture dynamics affecting the project areas. Depending on the scale and the type of data to be collected, the indicators were grouped into the following broad categories:
1. Neighbourhood Profile Indicators (NPI)
2. Project Profile Indicators (PPI)
3. Deep Root Indicators (DRI)
4. Stories and project artifacts
neibourhood profile indicators
what happens in the neighbourhood...
project profile + deep root indicators
what happens on the project..
and project artifacts