Defra published RPA’s reports on IDBs

These reports were commissioned to establish methods and tools to enable Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) to identify the range of beneficiaries of their work, and to quantify the benefits they provide.  The study also included the development and trialling of performance indicators.

The objectives were:

  1. To ensure the performance indicators are fit for purpose
  2. To trial the indicators with a sample of IDBs
  3. To develop tools or methods to identify the range of beneficiaries of IDBs activity, and quantify those benefits, to support IDBs in providing relevant information to local communities and to help inform further policy development on IDB boundaries and setting up new IDBs
  4. To develop a set of indicators to help IDBs demonstrate the value they provide to local communities and others, and to help achieve greater accountability and efficiency

To view the full reports on Defra’s website, click here for “Internal Drainage Boards (IDB) Beneficiaries and Performance Indicators” and here for “Developing the IDBs’ Beneficiaries Toolkit and Performance Indicators”