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Action Plan Implementation Status Update Report to the Evaluation, Performance Measurement and Review Committee - As of March 31, 2012

Northern Affairs Organization

Impact Evaluation of the ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities (1570-7/09065)
Approval Date: 18/11/2010

Project
Recommendations
Action Plan Expected
Completion Date
Program
Response
1. Move towards better integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency considerations with other jurisdictions and with AANDC's programs such as the Community Economic Opportunities Program, Major Resource and Economic Development, Strategic Partnership Initiative within economic development, with community infrastructure, and with other related community development initiatives. Future programming (subject to renewal) will formalize information exchange with other jurisdictions and AANDC programs, and identify opportunities for synergies. March 31, 2012 Status: Ongoing

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/03/2012:

EcoENERGY is working with LED and Community Infrastructure to coordinate energy related work within AANDC. A DG-level meeting occurred in June 2011 and ongoing follow-up work will continue. LED will convene the next meeting in April 2012. This work is co-led by DG's from NRE, LED and CI.

AES: Progress satisfactory – Recommend to close
2. Clarify the overall direction of the program, determining whether it is intended to operate as a program to provide incentives for the launch of projects in Aboriginal and northern communities (i.e. setting the groundwork) or to contribute to the achievement of eco-energy objectives. Future programming, (subject to renewal) will establish clear program objectives consistent with its approved mandate. March 31, 2012 Status: Request to Close (completed)

Update/Rationale:

As of 30/09/2011: Clear environmental objectives were developed as part of the Performance Measurement Strategy, approved by EPMRC on June, 2011.

AES: Recommend to close, fully implemented.
3. (a) Refocus the Performance Measurement Strategy to strengthen the capacity to collect the appropriate data on the results of the projects funded and on program results. (a) The program will work with the Performance Management Sector to develop more focussed indicators and data collection for future programming. March 31, 2012 Status: Request to Close (completed)

Update/Rationale:

As of 30/09/2011: As part of the Performance Measurement Strategy (approved by EPMRC on June 20, 2011), the program worked to develop clear indicators and data collection mechanisms that relate directly to intended outcomes.

AES: Recommend to close, fully implemented.
3. (b) Align administration and reporting requirements to the amount invested and the level of risk (program and recipient). (b) Future programming (subject to renewal) will adjust reporting and administration requirements within the program and from recipients, consistent with the Policy on Transfer Payments. March 31, 2012 Status: Request to Close (completed)

Update/Rationale:
As of 30/09/2011: The Program has adjusted reporting requirements from recipients in accordance with the Policy on Transfer Payments and has streamlined administrative requirements for indicators and reporting processes.

AES: Recommend to close, fully implemented.
 
 
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