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Table 1 Score table for ME evaluation of WCLH in China

From: Management effectiveness evaluation of world cultural landscape heritage: a case from China

Criteria (A), factors (B), indicators (C) Actual score
Lushan West Lake Mount Wutai Hani Rice Terraces Huashan Rock Art Overall average
Management foundation A1 3.69 4.25 3.73 3.54 3.25 3.69
 Funding support B1 4.13 4.31 3.74 3.60 3.23 3.80
  General funds C1 4.23 4.35 3.93 3.90 3.75 4.03
  Special funds for protection and management C2 4.10 4.30 3.68 3.50 3.05 3.73
 Facilities B2 3.66 4.13 3.39 2.88 3.04 3.42
  Infrastructure C3 4.05 4.30 3.45 3.13 2.73 3.53
  Particular facilities for protection and management C4 3.58 4.10 3.38 2.83 3.10 3.40
 Laws and regulations B3 3.86 4.37 3.98 4.06 3.49 3.95
  Laws and regulations designated for respective heritage C5 3.88 4.33 3.98 4.13 3.48 3.96
  Related laws and regulations C6 3.83 4.50 3.98 3.83 3.53 3.93
 Personnel support B4 3.28 4.13 3.58 3.17 3.05 3.44
  Personnel support C7 3.28 4.13 3.58 3.17 3.05 3.44
Management system A2 3.77 4.03 3.39 3.20 2.86 3.45
 Management institutions B5 3.58 3.69 2.80 2.56 2.65 3.06
  Administrative level C8 3.63 3.63 3.18 3.03 2.78 3.25
  Authority granted C9 3.58 3.70 2.73 2.47 2.63 3.02
 Management mechanism B6 3.84 4.15 3.59 3.41 2.93 3.58
  Management structure C10 3.95 4.30 3.73 3.50 2.93 3.68
  Management institution C11 3.38 3.55 3.05 3.03 2.95 3.19
Management measures A3 3.90 4.25 3.44 3.84 3.29 3.74
 Heritage monitoring and maintenance B7 4.10 4.40 4.06 3.94 3.67 4.03
  Monitoring system C12 4.15 4.43 4.15 4.03 3.75 4.10
  Daily management and maintenance C13 3.83 4.28 3.60 3.50 3.30 3.70
 Scientific research B8 3.46 3.79 3.23 3.43 3.25 3.43
  Research outputs C14 4.03 4.45 3.18 3.10 3.68 3.69
  Research activities C15 3.60 4.10 3.25 2.97 3.13 3.41
  Investigation and evaluation of heritage resources C16 3.33 3.55 3.23 3.67 3.23 3.40
 Heritage interpretation and public heritage education B9 3.80 4.22 3.64 3.97 3.52 3.83
  Interpretation system C17 3.75 4.13 3.60 3.97 3.33 3.76
  Interpretation and education media C18 3.65 4.38 3.35 3.73 3.48 3.72
  Interpretation and education activities C19 4.20 4.33 4.23 4.33 4.30 4.28
 Management planning B10 4.32 4.42 3.92 3.93 4.00 4.12
  Management plans C20 4.33 4.43 3.88 3.97 4.15 4.15
  Implementation of planned items C21 4.28 4.38 4.10 3.80 3.38 3.99
 Management supervision B11 3.26 3.99 2.98 3.38 2.26 3.17
  Community supervision C22 3.20 3.93 2.95 3.33 2.08 3.10
  External supervision C23 3.58 3.78 3.23 3.10 2.50 3.24
  Internal supervision C24 3.23 4.18 2.93 3.57 2.45 3.27
 Management assessment B12 3.60 4.15 2.38 4.00 2.25 3.28
  Management assessment C25 3.60 4.15 2.38 4.00 2.25 3.28
Management performance A4 3.58 4.04 3.35 3.60 3.34 3.58
 Heritage protection performance B13 3.34 3.92 3.24 3.51 3.33 3.47
  Authenticity and integrity C26 3.30 3.98 3.33 3.73 3.40 3.55
  Quality of heritage resources C27 3.38 3.90 3.18 3.37 3.33 3.43
  Congruence of facilities C28 3.13 3.90 3.48 3.90 3.08 3.50
 Economic performance B14 4.24 4.41 3.99 3.62 3.23 3.90
  Contributions to local and regional economy C29 4.30 4.45 4.00 3.63 3.20 3.92
  Employment opportunities provided C30 4.05 4.30 3.95 3.60 3.30 3.84
 Social performance B15 3.72 4.07 3.57 3.69 3.22 3.65
  Public awareness of heritage value C31 4.03 4.33 3.78 3.70 3.45 3.86
  Tourist satisfaction C32 3.60 4.33 3.48 3.63 3.28 3.66
  Community attitude C33 3.55 3.83 3.45 3.70 3.05 3.52
 Ecological performance B16 3.65 4.08 3.20 3.67 3.45 3.61
  Ecological performance C34 3.65 4.08 3.20 3.67 3.45 3.61
Overall weighted score 3.75 4.13 3.48 3.48 3.11 3.59
Level Good Excellent Good Good Good Good