The deliverable D7.17: Data Collection and Management Guideline Reports 5 was submitted by KPMG FA in November 2023 with contributions from LCCC, SMO, MAI, Võru, and GKinetic. The executive summary of the deliverable is available below and the full deliverable is at the end for download:
“The objective of Task 7.4, Developing Practical Recommendations and Guideline Reports based on +CityxChange (+CxC) Results, is to create practical recommendations and guideline reports which detail, analyse and interpret the aggregated data collected during the Monitoring and & Evaluation (M&E) process, and deliver technical recommendations related to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), energy, community, mobility, environmental and regulatory interventions implemented in the project. The guidelines and recommendations in this report were produced through a data triangulation process, incorporating qualitative feedback from partners, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) data generated by the design and execution of +CxC Demonstration 1 Projects (DPs), and by leveraging the knowledge generated through the project.
Previous iterations of this deliverable, namely Deliverable 7.5 – Data Collection and Management Guideline Report 1 (D7.5)2, Deliverable 7.8 – Data Collection and Management Guidelines Report 2 (D7.8)3, Deliverable 7.11 – Data Collection and Management Guidelines 3 (D7.11)4 and Deliverable 7.14 – Data Collection and Management Guidelines 4 (D7.145) have focused on developing and detailing the mechanism for conducting qualitative evaluation, and implementing the Evaluation Framework developed in D7.8. This mechanism includes processes to identify and select interventions, classify them into topics and link them to associated evaluation guidelines, record and facilitate feedback collection (e.g. post-activity interviews, feedback form), monitor progress of interventions and identify lessons learnt through the M&E processes including: feedback analysis received from partners and review of associated project documentation. The point of this mechanism is to provide the cities and the partners of the project a robust M&E process which can help identify problems, explore solutions in a collaborative session, compare lessons and experiences across different contexts and improve the decision-making in future and progressions of the work. The diversity of experiences across the project means that there are multiple interpretations and our approach to this is to ensure that all voices are heard and included in the approach.
Deliverable 7.17 – Data Collection and Management Guidelines Report 5 (D7.17) offers an update on the functioning of the Evaluation Framework and provides recommendations and guidelines that have been produced in the reporting period between November 2022 and October 2023“