This framework sets out the Department’s expectations for the monitoring and evaluation of projects receiving funding through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).
The framework offers a light-touch, resource efficient approach that seeks to balance the needs for accountability and evidence base development with the financial and time burdens of monitoring and evaluation activity. It sets out a proportionate approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the LSTF in line with National Audit Office’s framework for evaluation programmes.
In summary it:
- Sets out the Department’s requirements for the monitoring and evaluation activities and the roles of the Department and project teams in delivering these.
- Articulates which LSTF projects are expected to fulfill which elements of monitoring and evaluation.
Provides project teams with the flexibility to collect monitoring and evaluation evidence in a way which reflects the local variation of projects and data availability.