Highlights from this paper:
Success of global agreements depends on the ability to monitor progress toward goals.
Prescribed approaches largely follow a more is better philosophy.
Less burdensome and coherent, standardized and decision-relevant systems are needed.
Innovations that lower the cost of monitoring change at scale are rapidly emerging.
This work was supported by the ‘Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture-Nutrition Actions’ (IMMANA) programme which is funded by UK Department for International Development.
Todd S Rosenstock, Christine Lamanna, Sabrina Chesterman, James Hammond, Suneetha Kadiyala, Eike Luedeling, Keith Shepherd, Brian DeRenzi, Mark T van Wijk, When less is more: innovations for tracking progress toward global targets, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volumes 26–27, 2017, Pages 54-61,
When less is more: innovations for tracking progress toward global targets