D7.10: Reporting to the SCIS System (5)

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The deliverable 7.10: Reporting to the SCIS System (5) was submitted by FAC, with contributions from NTNU, NTNU, LCCC, TK, MAI, MP, SB, SMO, VORU, IESRD, POW, UL, EAP, R2M, ISOCARP, TE, ABG, 4C, MPOWER, and GoCar in April 2021. The executive summary of the deliverable is available below and the full deliverable at the end for download:

”This report, Deliverable 7.10: Reporting to the SCIS (5), is part of a series of bi-annual reports and is the fourth iteration in the series, being the subsequent revision of the previous version, Deliverable 7.9: Reporting to the SCIS (4) submitted in Month 18 of the +CityxChange project. This deliverable provides an overview of the capturing and modelling of project data that is reported to the purpose-built +CityxChange Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Tool (MERT) and the Smart Cities Marketplace (SCM) Self-Reporting Tool (SRT).

The Key Performance Indicator (KPI) framework set out in Deliverable 7.1: Approach and Methodology for Monitoring and Evaluation (D7.1) is used as the basis from which KPI performance is assessed, providing all the necessary prescriptions in the calculation of each KPI. As the project and interventions have evolved over the last two years, and data formats, frequency, and variables have become more apparent, some of the KPI calculations have had to be refined and adjusted. The refinements of these KPI calculations feed into the development and updating of the MERT, which is the main platform for the collection, processing and dissemination of KPI data for all 33 KPIs. A number of refinements and adjustments have been made to front- and back-end processes of the MERT in an effort to deliver a more efficient and functional tool. Further work on the MERT will include the adjustment of layout and design to improve the user interface and the setup of APIs to enable automated data sharing to the MERT.

Data has been submitted to the MERT for 14 KPIs, with a total of 19 KPIs reporting measurements as of Month 30, subject to pending refinements of the calculation methods. As it stands, no KPI data has yet been reported to the MERT in the categories that align with the SCM SRT data capturing requirements and can therefore not be reported to the SCM. Other KPIs that potentially can report to the SCM do not have actual monitoring data as yet. Once it is clear what data is available and how it will be used in the calculation of a KPI, the KPI/data owners and WP7 will collaborate to determine whether it aligns with the SRT requirements and how it will be calculated in the MERT and SCM.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted physical engagement with stakeholders and curtailed the implementation of interventions, engagement has intensified using various online platforms, with every effort being made to collaborate with project partners where needed. WP7 will continue to liaise with partners to address the reporting of KPI data to the MERT and the SCM. This document is a continuation of the previous Deliverable D7.9 and repeats the main content from there. Changes are described in the Introduction.”

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