Comparing the monitoring and evaluation systems of watershed management related development projects in Amhara, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Kainulainen, Aino
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-13T06:30:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-13T06:30:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201207132077 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/38213
dc.description.abstract Natural resource degradation is both a cause and a result of poverty in Ethiopia. Therefore it is important to include watershed management into efforts to reduce poverty and food insecurity in the country. In order to see if different interventions are effective in restoring the degraded environment, it is important to have a functioning monitoring and evaluation system that includes natural resource degradation and other environmental factors. This study compares the monitoring and evaluation systems used by five different projects involved in watershed management in the Amhara region, Ethiopia. The objective is to find out whether these systems are providing adequate and scientifically valid information about the projects’ success in decreasing erosion. The study has also two sub-objectives: suggesting additional and/or alternative methods for environmental monitoring, and helping the projects learn from each other by providing information about the indicators other projects are using as well as their successes and shortcomings The environmental monitoring of the examined projects is done mostly with management-based indicators that monitor what is being done and assume environmental effects based on empirical knowledge. These management-based indicators are important in identifying where and how project resources are spent and in finding out the rate of adoption of the promoted methods. They serve an important function in the monitoring and evaluation systems but are not sufficient from an environmental point of view. Direct monitoring of erosion is done by one project. This hydrological monitoring system, possibly accompanied with low-cost estimation methods, could well be modified and applied to other projects as well if funds for the establishment of monitoring stations can be found.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Ethiopia
dc.subject.other monitoring & evaluation
dc.subject.other natural resource degradation
dc.subject.other watershed management
dc.title Comparing the monitoring and evaluation systems of watershed management related development projects in Amhara, Ethiopia
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201207132077
dc.subject.ysa luonnonvarat
dc.subject.ysa köyhtyminen
dc.subject.ysa seuranta
dc.subject.ysa arviointi
dc.subject.ysa valuma-alueet
dc.subject.ysa Etiopia
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Mathematics and Science en
dc.contributor.laitos Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Biological and Environmental Science en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine ympäristötiede ja -teknologia (maisteriohjelma) fi
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