Chapter 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
In order to ensure we are on track to achieve the the Programme vision, aims and objectives set out in this Route Map, we will be monitoring and evaluating the programme throughout its lifetime. This monitoring and evaluation will allow us to adapt and flex the programme where necessary.
As well as looking at outputs we will be monitoring and measuring outcomes, capturing the impact the programme has on people and communities.
We will be publishing a monitoring and evaluation framework which is ready for implementation by the end of the transition period, setting out:
- A comprehensive framework covering both the domestic and non-domestic sectors;
- A range of output and outcome indicators to inform an annual statement of progress, taking account of the Climate Change Plan monitoring framework, monitoring and evaluation requirements for Fuel Poverty as set out in the Warm Homes Bill and other appropriate policies; and
- A commitment to regular, multi-year review (anticipated to be every 4 years) and evaluation of the programme, aligned where appropriate with reporting processes for key policy areas such as Fuel Poverty and the Climate Change Plan. This will include the commissioning of external evaluation of key elements of the Programme at key points across the 20 year period.
As part of this work we will be reviewing the available data, identifying where any gaps exist and where we can draw on existing evidence, ensuring we have the most accurate possible baseline for our domestic and non-domestic building stock. We are committed to working with relevant bodies to collect good quality data to support the monitoring of the programme. We will also be engaging with stakeholders on the development of our monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure that it meets a range of needs.
To underpin the monitoring and evaluation cycle, in 2020 we will be publishing a baseline setting out the state of Scotland’s building stock against which we will track improvements over the duration of the Programme.
Our monitoring and evaluation approach will ensure there is clarity from the outset on the information which will determine whether the Programme aims and objectives have been achieved.