Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E), impact assessment and learning are essential parts of Bonsucro’s activities.

We are constantly working to improve the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of sugarcane farming and production of its derived products, and our Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) System reflects this.

Our MEL System serves three main purposes:

  • To monitor and evaluate the multiple roles of Bonsucro in contributing to change, as well as to learn how delivery of the strategy can be continuously improved;
  • To generate evidence of our impact and enable us, as a community of change, to learn and improve (informing service delivery, programme design and tools, globally and locally);
  • To report and celebrate success and give visibility to positive impacts, creating trust in Bonsucro and inspiring our stakeholders to take action on sustainability.

Bonsucro MEL Resources

Bonsucro Theory of Change

This diagram depicts Bonsucro’s overarching Theory of Change, aligned with the Strategic Plan 2021-2026. 


Priority Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation


Bonsucro’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) System Report

The Bonsucro MEL System Report provides an overview of the MEL practices and tools employed by Bonsucro.  

The report also supports Bonsucro’s compliance with the ISEAL Impacts Code. 


Bonsucro MEL Framework

Bonsucro Outcome Report

Every year, Bonsucro publishes its Outcome Report to provide stakeholders with a view on key improvements achieved by the sustainable sugarcane sector, made of operators which participate in the Bonsucro platform and/or achieve Bonsucro certification. It is based on analyses carried out by the Bonsucro secretariat using different sources of data. The report seeks to assess key indicators to provide an evaluation of the performance of the organisation in delivering impact, and to identify the measurable outcomes achieved by operators. 

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2021

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2020

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2019

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2018

Bonsucro Outcome Report 20117

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2016

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2015

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2014

Additional outcome/impact reports

For further information or if you have any comments about Bonsucro’s M&E system, please contact Laura Ferreira