Participatory monitoring of implementation

How can local knowledge and data help you to improve implementation and policy impact?


Empower local communities to continuously monitor and provide feedback on wellbeing policies

In order to maintain transparency, promote trust, and support effective implementation of your wellbeing economy policies, local communities must be empowered to monitor implementation to check whether planned outcomes are being achieved. To enable this, you will want to develop methods for people, particularly those whose voices are not normally heard, to provide you with feedback throughout the implementation period. The major goal is to conduct implementation in ways that are strategic and goal oriented, while also allowing space for adaptation or recourse if unexpected challenges arise.


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  • Include mechanisms for continuous community engagement and feedback on policy implementation and impacts in implementation plans.
  • Provide tools and methods for continuous data gathering at every level (e.g., wellbeing priorities, policy intervention areas, and implementation baselines, etc.).
  • Gather people-centred stories throughout the implementation period, about how policies are impacting lives and the environment.
  • Support knowledge sharing amongst implementing agencies regarding best practice and challenges.
  • Develop contingency plans and support networks for if implementation is failing or having adverse effects.
  • Encourage community accountability mechanisms for effective implementation and monitoring.
  • Reflect on a regular basis with the communities on their wellbeing priorities and be willing to adjust them in a timely manner.
  • Use wellbeing ‘barometers’ in public spaces so that the ideas and voices of people and communities are being heard on a continuous basis.