Baseline Analysis Tool

A[PB1] viable baseline of industrial parks is an essential prerequisite for planning and implementation of any retrofitting or upgrading measures related to sustainable and/or climate resilient industrial areas.

The baseline information is required:

  • to identify hot-spots for action;

  • to document the evolution of the indicators of the measures / the project and provide pieces of evidence of progress and achievements;

  • to provide information for new policies and support the monitoring of the sector.


The baseline analysis tool serves as a guideline for this process and provides the information required. The baseline analysis focuses on the industrial park and the relevant authority as core area while for some specific issues the neighbouring communities as well as environmental officers or environmental authorities are to be included.






Main features and components

The baseline analysis tool comprises between 6 and 8 main steps designed to:

  • Create adequate working and communication structures

  • Get the relevant stakeholders on board and provide them with basic information on the EID project

  • Acquire and interpret information and data on industrial parks and on their relationship with the main actors of the industrial sectors (public authorities, single companies)

  • Develop a preliminary strategy

  • Discuss, revise and decide the strategy together with the stakeholders in a participatory approach

  • Design a work plan (and eventually establish an EID-team)

  • Create a strategy for the partner, to continue to use the baseline for his own strategy


Implementation / work steps

The baseline analysis tool comprises between 6 and 8 main steps:

  • Definition of the scope of the baseline analysis with the partner

  • Information of stakeholders

  • Training of the interviewer

  • Data collection

  • Assessment and consolidation

  • Dispersion and publication of the main results

  • Consultation of stakeholders

  • First Work Plan


  • Companies submit self-monitoring reports to the environmental authority and the administration of the Industrial Area

  • Self-monitoring reports are accessible

  • The tool can be adapted to other frameworks and conditions, if self-monitoring reports of companies or equal data sources are not available

Lessons learnt

Positive driving factors identified during the application of the tool by PEZA (Philippines Economic Zone Authority) are:

  • Strong local implementing structure and industrial associations

  • Engaged administration of the Industrial Area

  • Comprehensive strategy and baseline data available

  • Stakeholders involved

Obstacles hampering implementation:

  • No or only few data already fed into database

  • Inconsistent Self-Monitoring Reports of companies

  • Self-monitoring reports of companies not regularly submitted


  • Eco-Zone Profile (General information, local PEZA structure, characterization of key actors, EID-profile Eco-Zone, EID- Profile locators
  • Outline of EID-strategy (priority fields for action, gap assessment)
  • Tentative work plan and project team


Phase of intervention
Introducing SIA, Analysis, Designing SIA, Operating SIA, Climate change

Level of intervention
Company, Park management

Target groups
Community representatives, Companies, SME, Industrial area management and operator, Municipalities



GIZ project
Developing a Management Approach for Eco-Industrial Development in Philippine Economic Zones

Approx. 6 months depending on data availability