Under this component of our project regional and national indicators related to water management (process, stress and environmental/socioeconomic status) will be developed as part of a long term mechanism to assess the effectiveness of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Water Use Efficiency (WUE) strategies produced in the participating Atlantic and Indian Ocean small islands. These will be developed in close cooperation and with the other partners projects (located in the Pacific and the Caribbean regions) and will be in line with internationally recommended indicators for IWRM and related initiatives (e.g. GWP, UN-Water). The ultimate goal of this work is to provide a mechanism to track the project impact on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The monitoring mechanisms developed will include climate considerations and gender mainstreaming. Feedback will be incorporated from other regional and nationally related projects that are developing indicators and monitoring evaluation plans, regional agreements (i.e. Trans-boundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and other relevant Strategic Action Plans (SAP). The monitoring mechanisms will also gather all national stakeholders to ensure that the monitoring and data analysis approaches developed feed in from existing research, information networks and databases supporting national priorities, plans and strategies.

UNEP DHI is working with us to develop the regional indicator framework and to insure that all national indicator frameworks are harmonised and in line with the regional one.

At national level, each country team has assigned one local specialist to develop a national indicator framework.