For transparency purposes, the following are the methodology for selecting and examining pledges featured in the Pledge Monitor.
The pledge and public figure selection process begins with a preliminary analysis of the latest developments in peat restoration. This includes analyzing various official policy documents issued by the government, followed by a series of focused discussions among the Pantau Gambut team members.
There are several criteria for peatland restoration pledges featured on Pantau Gambut:
Monitoring the progress of pledges is carried out by the Pantau Gambut team by:
Following updates in various credible, tier one media resources. Tier one media criteria include:
The journalist includes various citations that are balanced (covering more than one source) in their writings
The media circulation is at the national level
The news coverage must appear in more than one news media
Processing information related to peatland restoration obtained from local networks, a group of civil society organizations at the regional level as Pantau Gambut-appointed representatives.
Triangulating information (rechecking) from various external parties, including businesspeople, regional government agencies, and media publications.
Monitoring social media channels and the Insights feature on the Pantau Gambut platform. Stories is a tool for users to monitor and provide feedback regarding restoration pledge compliance. Users can also comment on the challenges faced, as well as recommendations for peat restoration efforts.
Pledge progress assessment involves analyzing issues related to peatland ecosystem protection and management. Making recommendations for pledge solutions is carried out by the Pantau Gambut team in several steps, including: