The objectives of the PCI strategy in numbers for monitoring and evaluating progress towards established goals
The PCI strategy is based on a wide set of goals divided into three pillars: Produce, Conserve and Include, which bring materiality to its objectives and make monitoring possible. The PCI Monitoring Committee was formed in early 2017 to evaluate progress towards achieving the goals, in addition to subsidizing the improvement and enhancement of action effectiveness and guaranteeing the transparency and credibility of the Strategy for partners, investors and society in general.
In the end of 2016, within the scope of the PCI Strategy’s State Committee, there was a proposal to create a Working Group to monitor the goals, which became the starting point for the current PCI Monitoring Committee. The Working Group defined that the PCI would evaluate the evolution of its goals annually and would publish the results in a report.
To achieve the PCI’s objectives, the PCI Monitoring Committee worked in 2017 on the definition of indicators, baseline and source for each of the 21 (twenty-one) goals distributed in its three pillars. The indicators are being monitored and updated annually, which allows to identify the advances in each of the established goals and to evaluate and align the efforts by the government, the private sector and civil society.
The indicators were chosen considering the availability, the updating frequency of the information, the scale and format of the data. Thus, information produced by sources considered reliable and easily accessible, with annual or biannual updates was selected, giving preference to those with a municipal scale and that it were possible to spatially locate in the territory.
There is still no information available that meets these criteria for some goals, thus limiting the definition of a robust indicator. For some it was necessary to combine more than one indicator, and for others, an indicator composed of two pieces of information was used, and in some cases, it was only possible to identify indicators that reflected part of the goal.
The technical note available on the publications link on this page presents the goals of each of the three pillars that make up the Strategy, and the respective indicators, also showing which databases were used and how the information was processed.
The monitoring indicators, or baseline, are a key piece of information that makes it possible to observe the state’s condition in 2015, when the PCI was launched, and to measure its progress facilitating the assessment and alignment of the PCI targets, which is another task under the responsibility of this Committee.
The goal assessment shows the results of the monitoring indicators of the 21 PCI goals per year, and includes the baseline reference for the year 2015, when the PCI was launched. This analysis also makes it possible to evaluate the Strategy in order to identify the need to review the data and to present proposals for improving targets and indicators. In addition, it demonstrates the progress made in each of the pillars.
The PCI Assessment for Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the PCI Strategy are available on this page.
With the Earth Innovation Institute’s support, the PCI Monitoring Committee has launched its platform, which offers a complete control panel to track PCI objectives.
Through a dashboard, the platform allows users to assess the state’s situation and the goals’ progress, in addition to disseminating the results through documents, including the annual publication of the Assessment of Goals report. The Platform also offers a detailed view of the State's performance over time and offers a spatial view to better show how objectives can be achieved and distributed in each of its 141 municipalities. Visit the Platafor´s website and leran more about the state´s progress.
In 2020, the PCI Institute's Monitoring Committee proposed a 5-year assessment of the Strategy. Organizations that participated in the design of the PCI or its Committee, including representative organizations from the production sector, companies, civil society organizations and state government bodies were invited to partake in a participatory evaluation process carried out during the second half of 2020, which was conducted through webinars, queries and virtual workshops. The process was supported by ICV, a member of the PCI Institute’s board, and carried out by Essencia Processos Participativos.
In a collaborative way, participating organizations and PCI partners discussed the advances, difficulties, teachings, results and impacts of the goals in each of the three pillars of the strategy - Produce, Conserve and Include - and their management, with the objective of carrying out the general PCI Strategy assessment from 2015 to date.
Guided by a reflective and participatory approach based on dialogues carried out in a remote environment, the participatory assessment was structured in three stages:
When analyzing the set of goals for the Produce, Conserve and Include pillars, most organizations, with the intention of improving the PCI Strategy, suggested the following proposals:
With the received proposals for improvements in targets and indicators, in 2021 the PCI Institute expects to launch a newly settled vision of the Strategy for the 2020-2030 period. Other results of the evaluation will be analyzed in the scope of the Monitoring Committee and will contribute to the definition of the PCI targets for 2020-2025.