For landscape approaches, unlocking meaningful community engagement and participation can yield a number of benefits. One of the key challenges for many emerging landscape approaches is identifying suitable data and metrics to monitor progress, and hopefully improvement, over time. Primary data collection can prove costly, and conventional methods of data collection tend to provide a snapshot of performance over time. Empowering communities to own the monitoring process can lead to better and regular data collection. This coupled with existing data, can yield novel insights into the performance of a landscape.