Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments: Project Outcome Reporting Data Collection and Assessment
CARB developed a Project Outcome Reporting (POR) phase for California Climate Investments which is intended to collect primary data from grantees and program administering agencies during the period following project implementation to gain insights into project results. In its efforts to implement POR as a reporting phase, CARB determined that there may be opportunities to improve the data collection processes and information obtained through POR and enhance its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
The University of California, Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy was tasked with reviewing the current set of POR requirements and recommending additional or alternative metrics and methods based on best practices in data collection and analysis. The primary objective of these efforts was to develop findings and recommendations to support improved data collection, analysis, transparency, and evaluation for individual programs and the California Climate Investments portfolio.