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Evaluation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) Pilot Project on Reducing Emissions from Vehicles and Engines (PPRE)

1.0 Introduction

Introduction

The evaluation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) Pilot Project on Reducing Emissions from Vehicles and Engines (PPRE) was undertaken from January to March 2011, in response to a commitment to conduct an evaluation of the original program design documentation submitted to Treasury Board Secretariat officials. The intent of this evaluation is to inform management in Environment Canada, as well as the Treasury Board Secretariat, about the success of the pilot project and lessons learned that may inform related future work.

For the PPRE evaluation, program staff in the Strategic Transportation and Policy and Analysis Section of Environment Canada’s Transportation Division, along with a representative from the Department’s Evaluation Division, led the evaluation and performed an oversight role that involved providing input and feedback to the consultant hired to conduct the independent evaluation; approved all deliverables outlined in the contract; and coordinated the management response to the evaluation report.

This report summarizes the evaluation process and findings, conclusions and lessons learned. The report is organized into five sections:

  • Section 2 describes the pilot project, including the governance structure, allocated resources and expected outcomes
  • Section 3 indicates the evaluation objectives, scope, issues and approach taken
  • Section 4 documents the evaluation findings
  • Section 5 presents the evaluation conclusions
  • Section 6 outlines the lessons learned

The report also includes a number of annexes that form the information base for the evaluation’s key findings and conclusions, including a list of reference material, literature review details, interviewees, and a summary findings table.

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