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National monitoring and vulnerability assessment on biophysical and socio-economic trends in affected countries are supported
Outcome area 3.4
Knowledge of the interactions between climate change adaptation, drought mitigation and restoration of degraded land in affected areas is improved to develop tools to assist decision-making
Outcome area 3.5
Effective knowledge-sharing systems, including traditional knowledge, are in place at the global, regional, subregional and national levels to support policymakers and end users, including through the identification and sharing of best practices and success stories
Number of affected country Parties, subregional and regional entities to have established and supported a national/subregional/regional monitoring system for DLDD
Global target
Percentage of affected country Parties, subregional and regional reporting entities that have established and supported national monitoring systems for DLDD
≥ 60
To be reported on by
Understanding the indicator
At the national level, the indicator measures the monitoring potential of the country by quantifying the number of monitoring systems established and supported.
The indicator will inform on the extent to which it is realistic to expect more regular and coherent reporting by affected country Parties during the implementation of The Strategy and beyond.
Information provided by affected, developed country Parties, UN/IGO on national monitoring systems will be complemented by the information provided by subregional and regional reporting entities on systems with multinational coverage.
Data needed
For monitoring systems:
§     Information on monitoring systems established/supported within the national ministries or other bodies/institutions (including information provided by CSOs);
For knowledge-sharing  systems:
§     Name of the system;
§     Internet link;
§     Estimated number of users per year.
Please note that only knowledge-sharing systems relevant to DLDD shall be considered.
Data sources
§     Relevant national ministries, programme/project management units, other non-governmental sources;
§     Relevant organizations at the national level, relevant national ministries hosting knowledge-sharing systems and networks within their websites;
§     Information from websites;
§     Programme/project documents and interim or final reports.
§     Reports provided by CSOs
Check the glossary
“monitoring system”, “monitoring system specifically dedicated to DLDD”, “monitoring system partially covering DLDD”, “knowledge-sharing system”
National contribution to the global target
For affected country Parties the national contribution to the target focuses only on monitoring systems that are specifically dedicated to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD). If monitoring systems have been established and/or supported that partially cover DLDD, this information can be provided in the qualitative assessment section below.
Developed country Parties (DCP) are requested to report on monitoring systems they have supported (technically and/or financially) in affected countries within the time frame of the reporting period. They are requested to make the differentiation between those monitoring systems that are specifically dedicated to DLDD and those that cover DLDD only partially. Those monitoring systems for which support has been committed (i.e. approved) in the reporting period, but not actually provided should not be considered (or counted).
Affected country Parties should continue reporting on the same systems already reported in the past, if any, and indicate whether the system is still updated and functional.
Among the monitoring systems that can be accounted for, please note that:
§     A monitoring system that is not an environmental monitoring system, but accounts for the socio-economic aspects of DLDD, can be considered a DLDD monitoring system only if it is specifically designed to monitor socio-economic aspects of DLDD. If it is not so designed, it should be classified as a “monitoring system partially covering DLDD”;
§     A meteorological monitoring system can be considered a DLDD monitoring system only if it is specifically designed to monitor DLDD-relevant aspects (for example, information on drought occurrences).  If it is not so designed, it should be classified as a “monitoring system partially covering DLDD”.
Please note: if you answer that your country did not have a monitoring system specifically dedicated to DLDD, the following field will be displayed in the “voluntary national target” section below (for ACPs only).
Voluntary national target
The plan to establish a national monitoring system specifically dedicated to DLDD by a given year is proposed as the national voluntary targets.
If your country has different national targets for this indicator, please indicate it in the text box (please note that either you confirm your plans as described above or you indicate a different target: the two options are mutually exclusive).
Please note that national voluntary targets only apply to affected country Parties.
Qualitative assessment
Information on monitoring systems partially covering DLDD, which could not be accounted for in the national contribution to the target, should be provided here.
Please note that the section on knowledge-sharing systems refers to, and provides information relevant to CONS-O-11 which - for reporting purposes – has been associated to CONS-O-8
Knowledge-sharing system
The number of users of a knowledge-sharing system can be provided by finding the number of visits (which are tracked by the Internet provider address) to the website that is serving as the platform for the system.
Please note that a certain level of double counting cannot be completely avoided, as the same user can access a website from different computers (e.g. both at work and at home).

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