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What is MERIT?

MERIT is a shorthand word for Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Improvement Tool. It is the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment's online reporting tool. MERIT is designed to collect and store planning, monitoring and reporting data associated with natural resource management grants projects funded by the Australian Government.

The system aggregates project data to tell a whole-of-program story about the impact of natural resource management investments. Aggregated information can be accessed by individuals or natural resource managers.

For more information, please see the “Help” section which includes FAQs.

The MERIT Schema and API

For those interested in the technical details behind the MERIT application, particularly those wishing to interoperate their local systems with MERIT, the schema and API documentation can be found at http://ecodata.ala.org.au/documentation/index.