Landscape Monitoring Framework of the Socio-Economic Dimension
Landscape and jurisdictional approaches have seen an increase in their adoption in recent years. With this increase in popularity, comprehensive social, economic and environmental assessments and therefore indicators are required urgently to ensure the effectiveness, transparency and credibility of these approaches.
In terms of landscape assessments socio-economic dimensions have played less of a key role in these processes when compared to environmental and economic dimensions. In response to this, this tool has been developed to provide practical guidance for those looking to assess the socio-economic status of a landscape to monitor progress and facilitate action for development – the Landscape Monitoring Framework of the socio-economic dimension tool (LMS).
The LMS is made up of two key documents; the LMS library of indicators and the LMS guidance document. The library of indicators provides a set of widely used and accepted socio-economic indicators that are linked to the SDGs. The guidance document then provides a step by step approach to assess and monitor landscape interventions using the indicators.
The LMS is a useful tool for those who are already, or looking to, work in landscape-scale initiatives. You can read more about the LMS and its development here.