Indicator set & evaluation tool

Contact person: Donalda Karnauskaitė

The tool developed within the BONUS BaltCoast project is designed to measure the sustainable development in coastal areas and to evaluate the success of different ICZM ‘best-practice’ examples applied throughout Europe. The spreadsheet tool, based on previous FP7 projects DEDUCE, SUSTAIN and Quality Coast, includes sets of well-established 45 indicators that are grouped into 4 categories: Environmental Quality, Economics, Social Well-Being, Governance (Process indicators). This methodology can be a tool for the improvement of different ICZM projects or initiatives because it helps to identify strengths and weaknesses of ICZM initiatives and their contribution to sustainable development. The new Indicator-based tool will be provided as a generalized spreadsheet tool for Systems Approach Framework (SAF) evaluations.