The MWO has developed a logical framework for wetlands monitoring and evaluation (M&E) which includes both vertical and horizontal integration. Vertically, the framework connects MWO objectives with the themes and indicators to be monitored. Horizontally, the framework facilitates the correlation between themes and indicators as well as with major cross-cutting issues.
Within this framework, the activities foreseen as part of the Mediterranean wetlands M&E programme are decided upon by the MWO partners. A detailed workplan for 2010-2011 was approved at the last MWO workshop in February 2010. This timetable is shaped around several challenging deadlines such as the preparation of the first MWO report (December 2010), the contribution to the 20th anniversary of MedWet (2011), the launching of the MWO website (May 2010), and the contribution during implementation of Globwetlands II project (2010-2011).
Since its inception, the MWO has taken all necessary steps to respect good governance, participatory processes, transparency and timely feedback. Future periodic assessments of the MWO are scheduled. In order to evaluate the performance of the MWO operation, this assessment will review in particular how well the strategic guiding principles of the MWO are respected: usefulness, efficiency and sustainability.
At the outcome and impact level, the assessment will review whether:
The targeted public of the MWO communication are the key stakeholders that may influence improved wetlands protection and management, particularly decision and policy-makers and general public through media. So the impact level is directly targeting the users/beneficiaries of the Observatory who use the outputs and services of the Observatory or is a one-off provider of data or other technical help.
The following potential target have been identified to implement the communication strategy: