Evidencing Sustainable Outcomes: How monitoring and evaluation can support Transition's influence on local sustainability planning and policy
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Amy Burnett's PhD research is focused on how Transition Initiatives can effectively use evidence from their activities, collected from Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes, to influence local sustainability planning. Her work explores the notion of co-production and how best Transition can work with local decision-makers to meaningfully capture, contribute to and influence sustainability outcomes using an evidence-based approach. Amy will be working with a number of Transition Initiative as case studies and will collaborate with the ongoing efforts of the Transition Research Network to support Transition Initiatives to carry out Monitoring and Evaluation that is engaging and feeds into wider decision-making processes. Amy has previously undertaken research, highlighting the importance of M&E for Transition Initiatives and how community-led financial mechanisms such as time banking and complementary currencies might be used to support community-driven local climate change investments.