With a mix of policy instruments identified for a particular environmental state, and the related drivers, pressures and impacts, and the effectiveness of these policies assessed, based on some form of performance criteria, the policy analysis can be taken to a more informative and pragmatic level.
If the policy effectiveness assessment reveals that the mix of policies has not resulted in adequate improvement in the state of the environment or has not facilitated adaptation, then one must begin to explore why this is the case. Or alternately, if progress has been made on these two fronts, it is important to better understand why successful performance was achieved. This module presents two methods to gain this better understanding, including:
- Identifying gaps in the policy mix.
- Assessing policy coherence.