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2: The FSDS Management Framework

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) Management Framework will serve to improve accountability for the FSDS and its Progress Reports. The Management Framework is a good management practice in that it provides guidelines for managing, monitoring and reporting on the FSDS. It guides oversight of a complex horizontal initiative involving departments and agencies from across the federal government, and promotes coordination and collaboration among participants. It clarifies the management, reporting and accountability structures which often varied by department and agency under the federal government’s previous approach to managing sustainable development.

The FSDS Management Framework includes:

  • the roles, responsibilities and accountability of all the participating departments, committees and stakeholders;
  • a Logic Model for the implementation of the FSDS as required by the Act which lays out clear expected outputs and outcomes;
  • a Performance Measurement and Evaluation Strategy that identifies indicators to measure performance;
  • a Communications Strategy;
  • a Risk Management Strategy that identifies key risks to meeting the requirements of the Act and the controls intended to mitigate those risks; and
  • a Reporting Strategy for both the FSDS and departmental sustainable development activities.

The Management Framework will be revisited with the tabling of every new FSDS.

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