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Appendix 2: FSDS Performance Measurement Framework 2013–2016

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 2013–2016 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) time frame. The PMF focuses on the implementation, through systems and procedures, of the Act; as a result it is meant primarily to inform and guide Environment Canada's (EC) Sustainable Development Office (SDO) and key partners (such as Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)) regarding its management practices. It is also intended to provide useful information about the outcomes of the FSDS related to meeting the objectives of the Act, i.e., to improve transparency and accountability of environmental decision-making.

As such, the Performance Measurement Table includes descriptions of the:

  • performance measures, including a brief explanation of how these will be tracked and who is responsible for managing them;
  • systems to support monitoring: how FSDS results/performance will be reviewed and incorporated into government analysis, and reporting and decision-making; and
  • timing and frequency of data collection and publication. 

In accordance with the PMF, an overview of progress will be included in FSDS progress reports, as appropriate, as information becomes available. The PMF for 2013–2016 below was informed by the results obtained from the PMF for the 2010–2013 period.

Stream 1: Developing the FSDS

Stream 2: Measuring and reporting on performance

Stream 3: Implementation of SD

Intermediate outcomes

Ultimate outcome


Logic Model Element 1.1 Increased interest in the FSDS
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
1.1.1# of FSDS citations per calendar yearCitation scanOnline citations scan of the number of publications that reference the FSDS using search terms and key words will be conducted.   For example, approaches will include all provincial websites will be searched by key word as well as news sources from Canada, news agencies and international media.   Searches using Google Scholar, Ontario Scholars Portal, FRANCIS and Revue.org are expected to be used. SDOAnnually192  (10%)2016175 in 2012To be determined (TBD)
1.1.2# of views of the FSDS web site per calendar yearFSDS  website hitsQuantitative analysis of views of FSDS material to determine use.   This would include, for example, overall traffic trends by month (Visits, Page Views, View/Visit Ratio and Average Visit Duration) and a breakdown of traffic by at-home Canadians; Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments; Associations and Non-Profits; Post-Secondary Education and K-12 Education; and other minor audience groups.  Visitors who went from Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) to FSDS sites or vice versa will be examined as another measure of use. SDOAnnually180,  000 (5%)2016170,600 in 2011TBD
1.1.3# of CESI citations Citation scanOn-line citations scan of the number of publications that reference the CESI using search terms and key words will be conducted.   For example, approaches will include all provincial websites will be searched by key word as well as news sources from Canada, news agencies, and international media.   Searches using Google Scholar, Ontario Scholars Portal, FRANCIS and Revue.org are expected to be used. SDOEvery 3 years with FSDS106 (10%)201696 in 2011, 84 in 2012TBD
1.1.4# of views  of CESI web site per calendar yearCESI website hitsQuantitative analysis of views of CESI material to determine use.   This would include, for example, overall traffic trends by Month (Visits, Page Views, View/Visit Ratio and Average Visit Duration) and a breakdown of traffic by at-home Canadians; Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments; Associations and Non-Profits; Post-Secondary Education and K-12 Education; and other minor audience groups.  Visitors who went from CESI to FSDS sites or vice versa will be examined as another measure of use. SDOEvery 3 years with FSDS640,000 (5%)03/2016610,000 in 2011TBD


Logic Model Element 1.2 Increased recognition of improvements to the FSDS
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
1.2.1

Number of instances where the Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) and the Commissioner of The Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) recognize changes/improvements to FSDS

 

 

 

 

 

Report on CESD recommendations and SDAC submissionsDesk review of CESD comments on the Progress Report and the FSDS and SDAC submissions (re.  SMARTness of targets, whole of government view, socio-economic integration,  fairness and balance)SDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD


Logic Model Element 2.1 Increased integration of environmental sustainability into planning and reporting
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
2.1.1% of Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies' (DSDS) elements reviewed by the CESD receive a positive ratingCESD ReportUse CESD findings to make a score card. SDOAnnuallyTBD2016TBD after CESD audit plan is determinedTBD


Logic Model Element 2.2 Increased relevance and coverage of indicators
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
2.2.1% of implementation strategies (IS) with performance metrics (baseline required to determine target)FSDSReview departments' and agencies' PMFsSDOEvery 3 years with tabling of DSDSs100%June 2016Established in 2014TBD
2.2.2% of goal, target, and implementation strategy indicators that meet relevant indicator criteriaFSDSAssessment of goal, target and IS indicators using CESI indicator criteria (e.g., soundness, relevance, data availability) and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) criteria for performance measuresSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD201683% for CESI goal and target indicators
-2014 for performance measures
TBD
2.2.3# of targets with indicators2013–2016 Progress Report and FSDSReview the 2013-16 FSDS Progress Report as well as the 2013-16 FSDS to determine which targets have indicators. SDOEvery 3 years with the Progress ReportTBD2016TBDTBD
Logic Model Element 2.3 Increased implementation of guidance material
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
2.3.1% of DSDSs published concurrent with the tabling of Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPPs) and Departmental Performance Reports (DPRs)Departmental web sitesReview departments' and agencies' websites. SDOAnnually100%June 20142011TBD
2.3.2

Extent to which departments and agencies use DSDS guidance

 

DSDSs and departmental websitesReview web sites (RPP/DPR) for compliance with guidance by using a check list and criteria for determining the extent to which departmental websites have implemented the FSDS guidance. SDOAnnually100%2016TBDTBD


Logic Model Element 3.1 Increased integration of social and economic considerations in the FSDS 
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
3.1.1# of new social and economic targets and indicatorsFSDSCheck FSDSSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSAt least one target and indicator2016TBDTBD
3.1.2# of new implementation strategies with social and/or economic aspectsFSDS and DSDSsCheck FSDS and DSDSsSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
3.1.3The extent to which other government departments (OGDs) use SDO guidance material on how to integrate social and economic considerations into the FSDSDSDSs and departmental websitesReview websites RPP/DPR for compliance with guidance by using a check list and criteria for determining the extent to which departmental websites have implemented the FSDS guidance. SDOAnnually100%2016TBDTBD


Logic Model Element 3.2 Increased transparency of reporting on SEAs and other corporate policies and procedures that support integrating environmental sustainability in federal initiatives
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
3.2.1# of active links to public statements on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) website FSDSCheck CEAA websiteSDOEvery 3 years with FSDS 2016TBDTBD
3.2.2% of departments and agencies with internal SEA guidance that reflects requirement to consider FSDS goals and targetsInternal department websitesAssessment using criteria to determine the extent to which OGDs have considered FSDS in their SEAs and internal guidance for SEAsOGDsAnnually100%2016TBDTBD
3.2.3% of departments and agencies with guidance for corporate policies and procedures that reflects the integration of environmental sustainability   Internal department websitesAssessment using criteria to determine the extent to which OGDs have considered FSDS/environmental sustainability in their internal guidanceOGDsAnnually100%2016TBDTBD
3.2.4% of departments receiving a positive review of the SEA portion of DSDSs from CESDCESD reportReview findingsSDOAnnually100%2016TBDTBD


Logic Model Element 4.1 Increased awareness of the breadth of federal government environmental sustainability initiatives
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
4.1.1# of news articles referencing the FSDSNews websitesReview the number of articlesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
4.1.2# of references to the FSDS social mediaSocial media websitesSocial media websitesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
4.1.3

# of mentions of the FSDS in government media responses

 

 

Government media releasesReview government media responsesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD


Logic Model Element 4.2 Increased awareness of socio economic aspects of federal government environmental sustainability initiatives
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
4.2.1

% of SEA public statements that reference potential impacts on FSDS goals and targets

 

WebsitesCheck websitesSDOAnnually100%2016TBDTBD
4.2.2

% of DSDSs that report integration of environmental sustainability into other corporate policies and procedures (e.g. procurement policies)

 

 

 

 

WebsitesCheck websitesSDOAnnuallyTBD2016TBDTBD


Logic Model Element 5.1 Environmental decision-making that is more transparent and accountable to Parliament
#Performance measureData sourceDefinitions and methodologyReporting departmentFrequency of reportingTarget valueDate to achieve targetBaseline or actual valueDate of measurement
5.1.1% of relevant issues raised in parliamentary debates and Question Period (QP) questions not covered in the FSDSParliamentary debatesSystematic review of Hansard for Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) and other related parliamentary committeesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
5.1.2# of parliamentary debates, QP questions involving issues that are covered in the FSDSParliamentary debatesSystematic review of Hansard for ENVI and other related parliamentary committeesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
5.1.3# of committee meeting agendas with references to issues covered in the FSDSCommittee meeting agendasComparison of committee meeting agendas with FSDS issuesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
5.1.4% of relevant issues raised committee meeting agendas not covered in the FSDSCommittee meeting agendasComparison of committee meeting agendas with FSDS issuesSDOEvery 3 years with FSDSTBD2016TBDTBD
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