DfT (2012) – Local Sustainable Transport Fund Monitoring and Evaluation framework

This framework sets out the Department’s expectations for the monitoring and evaluation of projects receiving funding through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

The framework offers a light-touch, resource efficient approach that seeks to balance the needs for accountability and evidence base development with the financial and time burdens of monitoring and evaluation activity. It sets out a proportionate approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the LSTF in line with National Audit Office’s framework for evaluation programmes.

In summary it:

  • Sets out the Department’s requirements for the monitoring and evaluation activities and the roles of the Department and project teams in delivering these.
  • Articulates which LSTF projects are expected to fulfill which elements of monitoring and evaluation.

Provides project teams with the flexibility to collect monitoring and evaluation evidence in a way which reflects the local variation of projects and data availability.