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26th November 2019

Assessing the effectiveness of environmental improvement measures

Report front cover

This output is part of a project titled 'Assessing the effectiveness of environmental improvement measures - developing a toolkit to rank success and inform policy.'

The report provides a recommendation to SEWeb for a decision aiding approach to assess the effectiveness of existing and future measures, as required by the SEWeb EU LIFE project.  A shortlist of decision aiding approaches were examined including: Decision Conferencing; Structured Decision Making; Strategic Choice Approach; and Multicriteria Mapping. Based on a set of criteria and the decision aiding approaches reviewed, Multicriteria Mapping was selected and a phased series of trials of Multicriteria Mapping was carried out, including familiarisation, testing and end user interviews. Multicriteria Mapping was deemed as being very useful for  assessing the effectiveness of existing and future measures.

The report contains a summary of the approaches reviewed and why Multicriteria Mapping was chosen for further trials. A longer 'tool kit' overview of Multicriteria Mapping and a Multicriteria Mapping Manual are provided in the report appendices.