2008-13 programs and MERI
Programs funded under Caring for our Country 2008-13 should still refer to the previous MERI reporting requirements.
Frequently asked questions
A new MERI strategy
The Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Improvement Strategy: Caring for our Country and the Biodiversity Fund (The MERI Strategy) outlines how the MERI process relates to both the second phase of Caring for our Country (2013-2018) and the Biodiversity Fund (2012-2018). The new MERI Strategy also outlines the roles and responsibilities of funding recipients and the Australian Government.
The new MERI Strategy outlines the broad approach required from funding recipients to monitor their project. Doing so will enable reporting of progress throughout, and evaluation of achievements upon completion of the project. It also supports a process of continual improvement by helping to identify what has worked well, and lessons learned.
The new MERI Strategy also outlines how the Australian Government will ensure that progress and achievements at the program level will be monitored and evaluated.
In summary, the MERI Strategy will ensure:
- Funding recipients can track and report on project progress and achievements.
- The Australian Government can track program progress and report on program achievements, including their impacts on the environment, natural resource base and community.
- Information collected along the way is used effectively, including by funding recipients and the Australian Government to inform ongoing and future design and delivery of projects and programs.
The new MERI Strategy is supported by a new MERI toolkit containing templates and guidance documents for funding recipients.
MERI toolkit documents will be available shortly.
For MERI documentation relating to the Biodiversity Fund please refer to Biodiversity Fund - Monitoring and reporting .