Monitoring Spatial Strategies on the Island of Ireland

International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) 2011

This short-term ICLRD research project involved the preparation of an applied research report: Towards a Spatial Monitoring Framework for the Island of Ireland: a Scoping Study outlining recommendations for the development of a spatial monitoring framework for the two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. This report focuses on the application of data for the purpose of informing policy decisions, in particular with respect to the policy objectives and strategic ambitions of the National Spatial Strategy for the Republic of Ireland (NSS) and the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland (RDS). It draws on international experience at the European level and elsewhere in the UK.