The aim of the Framework for a rapid assessment of policies for SARD in Mountain Regions is to provide a global overview and cross-sectoral understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of policies for SARD. A particular emphasis is given on the examination of the processes and institutions involved in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies. The main steps involved in the policy assessments include:
- Selection Background information of the country under study;
- Selection of an entry point for SARD-M policy assessments;
- Outline of governance structure and institutional setting for SARD-M policies;
- Identification of policy frameworks and policies for sustainable development and SARD in mountain regions;
- Examination of the impact and perceptions of policies for SARD in mountain areas;
- Effects that existing institutions and policy processes have on policies for SARD-M;
- Summary of findings (e.g. SWOT analysis), recommendations and proposals for
It provides some basic guidelines and references with a particular emphasis on the examination of the processes and institutions involved in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies.
This guide is particularly relevant for middle-level practitioners and trainers involved in SARD-M policy-making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
An information sheet outlining the main features of the rapid SARD-M policy assessment framework is also available in the right-hand bar.