What data is currently available for policy evaluation in Europe?
Catalogues of key diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour indicators and where they are currently measured.
The catalogues provide an overview of monitoring and surveillance systems datasets measuring key policy indicators in Europe. The suite of key indicators was agreed by over 30 EU experts who were part of the Policy Evaluation Network. Variables in existing EU monitoring systems were suggested by experts for the measurement of each key indicator.
The process for selecting the key indicators and mapping them to available EU datasets will be published in 2020.
Who/What is it for?
The catalogue can be searched by anyone but it has been designed for those who are interested in developing or improving policies that aim to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the population. This may include policy makers, academic researchers, government and non-government organisations.
By mapping key policy indicators for diet and physical activity and sedentary behaviour to variables in existing pan-European monitoring and surveillance systems we aimed to document the data currently available for policy evaluation in Europe. We hope that users of the catalogue can use this information in their research to inform policy development.
What you will find:
The catalogues contains a list of 72 diet-related indicators and 66 physical activity and sedentary behaviour indicators which can be used to identify an indicator that is used to monitor either the impact of a policy or the implementation of a policy in Europe. If an indicator is currently measured, information on the monitoring and surveillance system in which it is measured is also provided in the catalogue.
How to navigate the catalogue:
Two separate catalogues are available: one for diet-related indicators and one for physical activity and sedentary-behaviour related indicators. The indicators within each catalogue are grouped according to the levels of influence of socio-ecological framework (individual, behavioural, interpersonal, environmental, policy). Within each level, indicators are located first by their domains, followed by dimensions. If the indicator is mapped to a variable or set of variables, these are then listed. This is followed by information on the monitoring and surveillance system that contains the variable(s): the host organisation, the geographical coverage, the age range of participants, the most recent data collection period, data access information and the link to the dataset and a key contact person.
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The information included in the catalogues is accurate as of 31st May 2020.