Reporting and monitoring progress is essential to be able to gauge where we are with any activity and to ensure we are meeting our desired outcomes. We will be working with national and local partners to test different monitoring methods and tools in the pilot IBDAs before rolling out to the BDAs. Tools such as BARS will be essential in reporting back on progress. Local Record Centres and local recorders will be essential to helping us to provide baseline information on our BDAs to provide a picture of where we are starting from and help to develop monitoring to track progress. As this area of work develops this page will be updated to reflect lessons learnt and needs for each BDA.