FD2659 - Internal Drainage Board (IDB) Beneficiaries and Performance Indicators

Theme:Policy, Strategy & Investment
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2014
End date:01/01/2015


This research aimed to establish methods and tools to enable IDBs to identify the beneficiaries of their work. It also considered how these benefits could be quantified, thus improving the line of sight between income and expenditure.

The objectives of the research were:

1. To develop tools or methods to identify the range of beneficiaries of IDB activity, and quantify (quantitatively wherever possible or qualitatively if not) those benefits in order to support IDBs in providing relevant information to local communities. Also, to help inform further policy development on IDB boundaries and setting up new IDBs.

2. To develop a set of indicators to help IDBs demonstrate the value they provide to local communities and others, and to help achieve greater accountability and efficiency. Also, to establish whether local communities could benchmark IDBs against other bodies of similar size and/or performing similar roles.

This research links to project FD2673: Developing the IDB Beneficiaries Toolkit and Performance Indicators.