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Evaluation of the National Vehicle Scrappage Program

1.0 Introduction

Final Report

July 12, 2011

In order to meet the information requirements of senior management at Environment Canada (EC) and to fulfill a Treasury Board (TB) commitment, an evaluation of the National Vehicle Scrappage Program (NVSP) was conducted. This evaluation was part of EC’s Risk-Based Evaluation Plan for 2010-2011 to 2014-2015. The evaluation was overseen by EC’s Evaluation Division, Audit and Evaluation Branch, in 2010-2011.

The evaluation’s objective was to assess the relevance and performance of the NVSP. The evaluation focused primarily on the four-year time frame from 2007-2008 to 2010-2011. The NVSP ended on March 31, 2011.

This document presents the findings and conclusions of the evaluation of the NVSP, and is organized in the following way: section 2.0 provides background information on the NVSP; section 3.0 presents the evaluation design, including the evaluation’s purpose and scope, and the methods used to conduct the evaluation; section 4.0 presents the evaluation’s findings; sections 5.0 and 6.0 lay out, respectively, the conclusions and lessons learned.

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