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Tracking Progress Towards QNV 2030 Development Goals Environmen t Targets and Related Monitorable Indicators Presented by Noura Essa Abdullah and Sharon Ng Department of Socia l Development, GSDP. QSA Workshop on Environment Statistics Concepts and Frameworks 24 September 2012.

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Tracking Progress Towards

QNV 2030 Development Goals

Environment Targets and Related MonitorableIndicators

Presented by

Noura Essa Abdullah and Sharon Ng

Department of Social Development, GSDP

QSA Workshop on Environment Statistics Concepts and Frameworks

24 September 2012

Presentation Themes


Qatar National Vision 2030, National Development Strategy

2011-2016 and Sustainable Development

Environment Points of Stress

NDS Environmental Management Outcomes

Monitoring NDS Projects, Sector Outcomes and QNV Goals









Qatar – A Dynamic Arab Islamic Gulf State

Rapidly rising prosperity and high human development

Qatar - one of 6 Gulf Cooperation Council States…..

….with an increasing global presence

  • Rapid economic growth averaging 16.2% in real terms between 2004-2010

    • Qatar now highest per capita globally propelled by growth of its hydrocarbon industry, especially liquified natural gas

  • Very rapidly growing population 1.7m in 2011 compared with 0.7m in 2004

    • Includes large, growing and culturally diverse expatriate population

  • High human development with HDI ranked 37th in world in 2011 compared with 57th a decade earlier

    • Leading country in terms of GNI per capita

    • Health and education dimensions of HDI below those of average of highest human development countries

Qatar’s GDP and Population Grew Unsustainably Between 2000 and 2010Called for planned growth with balance

Exceptionally rapid rise in population, averaging 15% a year between 2004-2008 when economic growth was at its peak, called for substantial planning as well as infrastructure and social services

Need for sustainable development and environmental management
Need for Sustainable Development and and 2010Environmental Management

Increasing percapita Income

Rapid population growth

Environmental impact per $ of income

Increasingimpact onQatar’senvironment

Qatar’s growing urban population, rising per capita income and rapid economic growth affecting the environment

To meet this challenge

Qatar establishing comprehensive environmental management system that aligns national growth and prosperity to realities of environmental constraints, supported by increasing capacity and sustainable technologies

Qatar National Vision 2030 and 2010Sustainable development,intergenerational equity, an underlying and cross-cutting principle


QNV 2030 beginning to transform Qatar into an advanced country, capable of sustaining its own development and providing a high standard of living for all

Qatar National Vision 2030

  • QNV 2030 is built on four inter-related development pillars that envisage that development will be carried out with responsibility and respect, balancing the needs of economic growth and social development with environmental protection



Develop all peopleto enable themto sustain a

prosperous society



Develop just andcaring society withhigh moral

standards and active role in global development



Develop competitive

diversified economy to secure prosperity for all in

present and future



Ensure harmony between

economic growth,social development

and environment

Institutional Development and Modernisation

Sustainable Development

3 and 2010

Sustaining the Environment for Future GenerationsAddressingenvironmental points of stress

Priority Areas

Environmental Challenges

Environmental Points of Stress



  • Lack of integrated water management system

    • High water consumption and increasing demand

    • Rising water table in Doha that raises construction costs and threatens marine life

Energy and


  • Flaring intensity and high carbon dioxide emissions contributing to greenhouse gases

  • Qatar vulnerable to rising sea levels as a small coastal country


and Waste

  • Poor air quality as a result of high levels of particulate matter which impact on respiratory illnesses

  • Large quantities of solid waste generated by high income households, construction and industry


  • Threats to biodiversity with species vulnerable to extinction

    • Lack of comprehensive biodiversity database limits effective policy

    • Protected areas lack effective management plan and public awareness of biodiversity issues low

Nds environmental management outcomes priority projects with related targets
NDS Environmental Management Outcomes and 2010Priority projects with related targets


10 Projects 14 Targets to be Achieved by 2016 7 Outcomes

  • Enact a comprehensive National Water Act establishing an integrated system of quality requirements, discharge controls and incentives for conservation

  • Monitor groundwater, conserve freshwater aquifers where possible and eliminate excess water in Doha’s water table

National Water Act

Urban water table

management plan

Cleaner Water


Sustainable Use

Improve air quality


Reduction of gas

flaring and venting

  • Eliminate instances of excess ozone levels through improved air quality management

  • Halve gas flaring to 0.0115 billion cubic metres per million tonnes of energy produced from 2008 level of 0.0230 billion cubic metres per million tonnes of energy produced

Cleaner Air



Climate Change


Establishing a

solid waste

management plan

  • Establish a solid waste management plan, strongly emphasizing recycling

  • Recycle 38% of solid waste, up from the current 8%

  • Contain domestic waste generation at 1.6 kilogrammes per capita per day

Reduced Waste,

More Recycling


More Efficient


Nds environmental management outcomes cont
NDS Environmental Management Outcomes and 2010(Cont)

10 Projects 14 Targets to be Achieved by 2016 7 Outcomes

Creating a




  • Establish a comprehensive electronic biodiversity database

  • Expand actively managed protected areas

Nature and

Natural Heritage

Conserved, Protected

and Sustainably



Green Spaces

  • Establish three shady greenspace corridors in Doha and monitor their effect on urban air quality and health



and Healthier Living


An Increasingly






  • Build an environmentally aware society

  • Appoint a well known national champion for the environment to raise awareness and commitment through demonstration projects and conversation partnerships






  • Create a searchable electronic information source at the Ministry of Environment

  • Lead one regional environment effort, and launch two environmental projects involving private sector participation


Governance and


5 and 2010

Monitoring NDS Projects, Sector Outcomes and QNV Goals

What are we monitoring?

Level of monitoring

What we will be learning

QNV 2030 goals

Quantitative and qualitative


Monitoring high

level goals

Have we achieved QNV development goals

QNV Pillars





Have the project deliverables contributed to the stated outcomes

NDS Sectors

NDS sector outcomes

Quantitative and qualitative


NDS Projects



Project outputs

Quantitative and qualitative


Have the tasks we have implemented led to the desired results(eg legal, policy, regulation changes, awareness campaigns )

Project activities

Monitoring tasks

What tasks we are going to do through projects (eg drafting legislation, policy, regulations, organising campaigns)

Monitoring input


What resources we are investing in projects(eg financial, human,enabling environment)

Project inputs

19% and 2010

Who Monitors What and WhyTransparency and Accountability

Who will monitor and what will they monitor?

Expected Results

Why are we monitoring?

Effective National Planning: Managing for Results


QNV 2030 Goals

  • To measure gap between reality and development vision

Higher Level Development Results

  • To determine extent to which projects have contributed towards achieving desired development outcomes, to learn lessons and to support future planning


NDS Sectoral Outcomes

GSDP and

Ministries and Agencies

Project outputs

  • To determine extent to which deliverable have been met, to assess project effectiveness and take corrective measures

Ministries and Agencies

Project activities

  • To determine extent to which activities have been completed (rate of project implementation), to learn lessons and to adjust project activities through corrective measures

  • To monitor resource effectiveness

MoEF and

Ministries and Agencies

Project inputs

Tracking progress in achieving nds results illustrative example

19% and 2010

Tracking Progress in Achieving NDS Results – Illustrative Example

What results are we

aiming to achieve?

Indicators of progress

(Baselines and targets)

Results chain

Develop a sound social structure with effective public institutions and active civil society organisations

QNV Goal

  • CEDAW and CRC ratified and complied with

NDS Outcome

  • Number of reported cases of domestic violence reduced

  • Increase in % of women who feel that domestic violence has decreased

Reduced family violence



O1. Comprehensive domestic violence prevention, protection and support system established

O2. An early child neglect and abuse detection mechanism established

  • Increased awareness of harmful effects of domestic violence

  • New policy and legislation on child abuse implemented



  • Procure services

  • Collect and review data

  • Drafting legislation

  • Training programme

  • Create hotline

  • etc, etc


Budgets, human resources

  • Budget allocated and spent for each activity

Towards a nds monitoring framework measuring for results

19% and 2010

Towardsa NDS Monitoring FrameworkMeasuring For Results

Indicator frameworks at different levels, including baselines and targets (process, outcome and goal indicators), methods of collection, sources of data, level of detail, frequency of collection, assumptions and risks need to be factored

Template(s) to collect monitoring information along with reporting matrices of monitorable indicators

(piloted and validated)

E-monitoring system for data storage, analysis and reporting with defined accessibility with flexibility to modify according to evolving needs

(Institutional and participatory dimensions need also to be factored in measuring for results)

A and 2010Guiding Principle

When it comes to indicator selection less is more

... and be SMART

Does indicator capture essence of desired result?


Will indicator show desired change/results?


Are desired changes/results realistic?


Is it applicable to intended development result ?


Are data available or collectable at reasonable cost?


6 and 2010


  • GSDPwill

  • monitor and report twice yearly to the Supreme Committeefor Development Planning on NDS progress, including on strategy outcomes in relation to QNV goals

  • prepare a mid-term review of the NDS by end 2013 as part of its mandate in the 6 year planning cycle

  • QSA will work with GSDP on indicator selection and continue to support with relevant data for monitoring the progress and achievement of QNV 2030 development goals