In order to monitor the social-economical impacts of the project a set of indicators addressing the social and economic aspects connected with the project will be defined. The selection of improper indicators to represent a phenomenon, could conduct to take incorrect decisions and then to adopt ineffective policies. The main function of the socio-economic indicators is the synthetic representation of the problems analysed, taking care in preserving the informative content of the data.
At the same time the selected indicators should allow to adopt a suitable point of observation in order to take a really representative photograph of the issues concerned. Previous experiences in all the scientific, social and economical sectors clarified that in order to get good analysis and observation tools, indicators have to be characterized by four essential properties: i) relevance of phenomena as regards the general situation; ii) easy understanding of the indicator and its trend; iii) reliability of the synthetic representation with regard to the overall problems; iv) accessible data about the analysed problems. Furthermore, the adoption of aggregate indicators allows to increase the visibility of relevant themes, making them accessible to a wide public, satisfying the need of information demanded by common people.
Therefore at least the following indicators will be calculated (in comparison with the conventional process):
- Economic indicators:
- Direct economic value generated [%];
- Reduction of raw materials costs [%]
- Reduction of energy costs [%]
- Social indicators:
- Number of new job positions regarding the application of the project [n°]
- Training activities for the employees involved [n° hours]
- Number of stakeholders involved in the project (at supply chain level) [n°];
- Reduction of health and safety risks [%];
Beneficiary responsible for implementation: UNIPD-DII