Convention on Biological Diversity – Protected Areas Management Effectiveness
It is a requirement in the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (Goal 4.2) ‘To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management’
The target (by 2010) was, ‘frameworks for monitoring, evaluating and reporting protected areas management effectiveness at sites, national and regional systems, and transboundary protected area levels adopted and implemented by Parties.’
The CBD website section for goal 4.2 contains information and background on this topic along with descriptions of the various approaches that can be taken. There is also a list of tools and resources on the subject.