Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2016 to 2019 management framework: appendix 2

Performance measurement framework

This performance measurement framework (PMF) provides the details of how performance at key outcome levels (immediate, intermediate, and ultimate) will be tracked and reported during the 2016 to 2019 timeframe. The PMF is meant primarily to inform and guide ECCC’s Sustainable Development Office and key partners regarding its management practices. It is also intended to provide useful information about the outcomes of the strategy related to meeting the objectives of the act. As such, the performance measurement table includes descriptions of the performance measures, including a brief explanation of how these will be tracked, and timing and frequency of data collection. In accordance with the PMF, an overview of progress will be included in progress reports, as appropriate, as information becomes available. The PMF for 2016 to 2019 below was informed by the results obtained from the PMF for the 2013 to 2016 period.

Immediate outcome
Outcome Performance Measure Data Source Description of PM and Overview of Methodology Reporting Frequency Reporting Period Baseline Target
Increased engagement of interdepartmental Community Percentage of invited FSDS and voluntary departments that attend interdepartmental meetings Interdepartmental meeting minutes and summaries which are available on the SDO GCPedia Website. Data on participation are tracked through meeting minutes which include a section listing all departments and agencies that were represented at meetings. Annual Calendar years 89% in 2016 (for FSDA departments) 39% in 2016 (for Voluntary departments) (2016/2017) 90% (for FSDA departments) 40% (for Voluntary departments
Increased engagement of sustainability stakeholders Number of participants who attend outreach meetings and webinars Outreach meeting minutes and summaries The number of participants to webinars and presentations are calculated over a given year. Annual Calendar years 1096 in 2016 1200
Increased engagement of sustainability stakeholders Number of comments/ submissions received during consultations on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) Consultation tracking sheet The SDO uses meeting minutes and summaries to report on outcomes of stakeholder discussions (e.g., the number of participants, key points raised, actions items, etc.).  As well, all input received during public consultation is tracked on a consultation tracking sheet that captures a summary of the input, provider of the information (if known), region, etc. Once every three years Consultation period, from pre-draft consultation activities to launch of final strategy 576 for the 2016-2019 FSDS consultation period 600 for the 2019-2022 FSDS consultation period
Timely environmental indicators are available Percentage of Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) in the FSDS that are reported on in the FSDS Progress Report FSDS, FSDS Progress Report and CESI The FSDS Progress Report will be evaluated to determine how many CESI indicators identified in the FSDS were available to report on in the Progress Report. Once every three years After the release of the FSDS Progress Report New indicator will be set after the release of the 2018 Progress Report TBD
Timely environmental indicators are available Percentage of CESI indicators updated and published that reflect the annual indicator release plan. CESI and CESI website The percentage is obtained by dividing the total of published indicators by the total of planned releases. Annual Calendar years 57% in 2017 70%
Departmental sustainable development strategies  (DSDS) directly support achieving FSDS goals Percentage of Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies (DSDSs) that receive a positive score upon evaluation DSDSs Evaluate how many sections described in the DSDS guidance were completed in the DSDSs developed by each department and agency. Once every three years After tabling of the DSDSs 2017 = 100% 95%
Increased integration of social and economic considerations in the FSDS Percentage of contributing actions with social and/or economic aspects in the FSDS FSDS Contributing actions with social and economic aspects that support the 2016-2019 FSDS are tracked through a table.     Once every three years After the release of the FSDS 55% 60%
Intermediate outcome
Outcome Performance Measure Data Source Description of PM and Overview of Methodology Reporting Frequency Reporting Period Baseline Target
Increased use of the FSDS Number of citations which make reference to the FSDS Citation report Online citations scan of the number of publications that reference the FSDS using search terms and key words. All provincial websites are searched by key word as well as news sources from Canada, news agencies and international media. Once every three years After the release of the FSDS 323 (3-year average, 2013-15) 325 (3-year average, 2016-18)
Increased use of the FSDS Number of users accessing the FSDS web site Web Stats A quantitative analysis will be conducted on web traffic data for FSDS sites, such as visits, page views, and average visit duration. Once every three years After the release of the FSDS New baseline will be set by 2018 The target will be established once baseline has been set.
Increased use of environmental indicators Number of citations which make reference to CESI indicators Citation report Online citations scan of the number of publications that reference the CESI using search terms and key words. All provincial websites are searched by key word as well as news sources from Canada, news agencies and international media. Once every three years After the release of the FSDS 201 (3-year average, 2013-15) 205 (3-year average, 2016-18)
Increased use of environmental indicators Number of users accessing the CESI web site Web Stats A quantitative analysis will be conducted on web traffic data for CESI sites, such as visits, page views, and average visit duration. Annual Calendar years New baseline will be set by 2018 The target will be established once baseline has been set.
FSDS is taken into consideration when federal policies, programs and proposals are developed Number of Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and percentage of public statements that identify how policies, programs and proposals support achieving FSDS goals SEA public statements and survey results Survey conducted to measure how many SEAs were completed. The SDO will then review CEAA and departments' webpages to locate SEA public statements. The statements will be reviewed to determine the nature and extent of references to the FSDS. Annual Calendar years 90% in 2017 92%  
Final program outcome
Outcome Performance Measure Data Source Description of PM and Overview of Methodology Reporting Frequency Reporting Period Baseline Target
Sustainable development and the state of the environment are considered when decisions that impact the environment are made Percentage of senior decision makers who affirm that they consider sustainable development or the state of the environment when making decisions that affect the environment Survey results n online survey will be conducted to assess the extent to which sustainable development or the state of the environment is considered when making decisions that impact the environment. Senior decision-makers within the FSDS community will be surveyed. Once every three years Calendar year Baseline will be set with 2018 information The target will be established once baseline has been set.
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