Key Measurement Indicators (KMIs), Baselines and Targets

There are five key common indicators are instrumental in measuring outcomes across six regional programmes. These indicators are named as Key Measurement Indicators (KMIs). The KMIs will be used as a measuring instruments to assess the most critical contributions from regional programmes and initiatives providing an overview of all regional programme achievements.

The regional programme updated log-frames with baseline information and 2017 targets are given in annex 1.

Key Measurement Indicators

Targets: A target is a realistic estimation of the desired value of the indicator at the end of the programme. Here, 2017 targets for KMIs are cumulative, quantitative, and qualitative estimates achieved through regional programmes and ICIMOD as an organisation.

Baseline: A baseline refers to the value (quantitative and qualitative) of the indicator as it exists prior to the intervention (before the intervention can begin to have an influence on it). In this case, year 2012 will be taken as a baseline.

The table below presents KMIs, with their definition, baseline 2012, targets for 2017 and measurement tools, and reporting frequencies.

KMI 1: Upscaling by Institutions

Indicator

Number of institutions using programme inputs and analyses from regional programmes for developing relevant policies, legal frameworks, and implementation guidelines at the local, national, and regional levels

Definition

Upscaling refers to the expansion of ideas, technologies, approaches and frameworks beyond programme borders at a larger scale mostly through influencing policy and decision making processes.

Baseline 2012

There is limited upscaling of ICIMOD strategies developed by regional programmes and Up-scaling efforts by ICIMOD are not systematically documented.

Target 2017

At least 38 institutions in 8 member countries will up-scale ICIMOD methodologies /frameworks /approaches/ strategies developed by regional programmes

Measuring Tools and Methods

Progress reports from Partners, follow up reports from ICIMOD, validating surveys with concerned institutions

Frequency of Reporting

Annual update will be supported by mid and end strategy survey


KMI 2: Reaching-out to beneficiaries

Indicator

Number of women, men, and children benefited from ICIMOD initiatives directly and indirectly

Definition

Direct beneficiaries are referred to women, men and children who are participating in pilot and action research activities in participating countries. Indirect beneficiaries are estimates of women, men and children who benefitted through policy and programmes from other institutions influenced by ICIMOD and partners network.

Baseline 2012

Baseline studies are being conducted in India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan in pilot areas to bring a clear picture of actual numbers in the pilot areas of participating countries. These baselines studies are drawn from HIMALICA, Kailash, HICAP and Koshi initiatives.

Target 2017

6,000 people (50% women) in selected pilot areas within five years which will be upscaled through policies and partnerships and will reach to more than 200,000 people in 10 years for all regional initiatives.

Measuring Tools and Methods

Baseline Reports and Evaluation Studies and periodic surveys. Annual Progress Reports from Partners

Frequency of Reporting

Update on Annual Progress Report


KMI 3: Capacity Building

Indicator

Number of relevant local and national institutions and individuals that are better able to plan, implement, and monitor development work related to mountain issues

Definition

This indicator measures the individuals and Institutions capabilities

(knowledge and tools) utilised for planning, implementing, and monitoring development work related to mountain issues.

Baseline 2012

There are inadequate capacities in terms of access to new knowledge, tools, methodologies, trainings in addressing mountain issues in regional member countries.

 The following specific baselines are given

1. Initial snow and glacier inventories are available

2. Less literature available related to mountain specific climate change adaptations.

3. No emission inventories available covering the entire region at high resolution. 

4. ICIMOD has started a recent MS in Glaciology with Kathmandu University

5. Mountain geoportal web statistics 4500 metadata records.

Target 2017

• 29 RMC organisations have better access to and utilise knowledge products, tools, methodologies; to better plan, monitor and implement programmes related to mountain issues.

• 3 regional universities offer mountain specific curricula. At least 500 professionals and 100 students (50% female) trained in mountain specific courses. At least 30 graduate with MS and/or PhD degree in glaciology.

Measuring Tools and Methods

Annual progress reports, external evaluations and periodic surveys. ICIMOD internal reviews will capture other regional capacity building efforts done institutional level which contributes to regional capacities

Frequency of reporting

Annual update


KMI 4: Regional Cooperation

Indicator

No. of RMCs are cooperating in transboundary landscape and river basin programmes

Definition

Regional member countries recognize the value of regional common and transboundary issues and coming together to share regional data and information

Baseline 2012

Regional cooperation framework exists for one of the landscapes programme (Kailash). Flood information and early warning systems limited to national levels. Regional flood information system initiated with cooperation of four countries involving six regional partners.

Target 2017

Regional cooperation frameworks (supported by necessary regional database) are in place for all transboundary landscapes and river basin programmes to share flood information.

Measuring Tools and Methods

ICIMOD External Review Report (QQR), ICIMOD Progress Report

Frequency of Reporting

Annual Update and QQR Report. ICIMOD internal reviews will capture other regional cooperation done at institutional level which contributes to regional cooperation not limited individual regional programmes


KMI 5: Influencing Global Mountain Agendas

Indicator

Number of RMC organisations and global institutions using ICIMOD recommendations to shape global agendas and policies

Definition

These are the RMCs working together following the same framework that ICIMOD developed for synergy in work and global institutions supporting and advocating them

Baseline 2012

ICIMOD together with regional member countries and global partners was able to secure a place in the Rio+20 document for a mountain agenda. Much more work needs to be done specifically in climate change related global policies.

Target 2017

At least five ICIMOD references are made in global documents ( IPCC), policies and forums such as (CBD, UNFCCC, UNESCO, IUCN, UNCCD, IPBES, Ramsar, GMBA, GLORIA )

Measuring Tools and Methods

ICIMOD Reports and MOUs

Frequency of Reporting

Annual Update