Start date: 2016

Date of completion: 2017

MAPA – Matriz de Análise Modelo de Análise de Prioridade de Ação para o Ambiente e o Território

The main objective of the MAPA project was the construction of a risk analysis model that would prioritize the actions of the General Inspectorate of the Ministries of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy and Agriculture and the Sea (IGAMAOT), whether these are applied to plans , programs, projects or entities.

The prioritization of these actions will allow IGAMAOT to allocate its resources more effectively, signaling situations of potential legal non-compliance or serious cases of pollution. Thus, the model developed should ensure the identification of these cases in a systematic way.

The project is part of the mission of IGAMAOT, which has as one of its central axes the evaluation of the performance and management of the organisms associated with the Ministries of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy and Agriculture and the Sea, or other organisms that are subject to the tutelage of their respective ministers. It is the responsibility of IGAMAOT the continuous monitoring and evaluation of legal compliance in the areas of environment and spatial planning, both by public and private entities. In order to ensure the performance of this last point of its mission, IGAMAOT has identified the need to implement a model that allows effective, proportionate and targeted decision making, while ensuring the impartiality, effectiveness and profitability of the insight resources.

In this context, the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), in collaboration with CENSE (FCT / UNL), has developed a project focused on creating a model that will allow IGAMAOT to identify priorities for intervention and thus orient its activity in order to achieve the maximum efficiency and profitability of resources.

The first phase of the project was completed on July 15, 2017 and included a survey of studies and documentation relevant to the construction of a model for the analysis of the priority of the inspection action and the subsequent development of the same, based on this literature . This phase had as main result the conceptual development of the “Model of Priority Analysis of Action – Environment and Territory (MAPA)”.

In the second phase the phases of structuring, characterization and the first part of the analysis were developed in order to adjust the methodology through a set of indicators associated with themes and sub-themes of environment and territory. The activities and main results of the second phase of the project were presented in the report of March 7, 2017.

The third phase of the MAPA project focused on the construction and analysis of the indicators defined for the selected case studies, the development of the Intervention Priority Index (IPI) associated with each theme / sub-theme and the prioritization of case studies.