Developing Robust Monitoring & Evaluation Systems for Zones Programs
Many zones programs have received a bad reputation for poor environmental performance, poor working conditions, and poor economic results. The truth is, many zones programs have deserved this reputation. Without strong monitoring, evaluation, and enforcement mechanisms in place, zones can lead to waste, corruption, and socio-environmental degradation.
However, with the proper framework in place gauge performance and hold stakeholders accountable, zones can become places where conditions are significantly better than the surrounding region. Many zones programs have improved environmental and labor practices, wages, and living conditions in surrounding communities. Locus Economica studies these successful zones programs and replicates their success for its clients by developing robust monitoring, evaluation, and enforcement programs drawn from international best practices.