Next Steps and Challenges

The development of the Progress toward Shaping our Future: Baseline Annual Report highlighted various challenges and ways to improve data for future reports. A number of policy areas require updated, and sometimes more robust, performance measures to give a more complete and accurate picture of progress. Some policy concepts will also benefit from clarification. Metro Vancouver is exploring how to improve these areas for ongoing monitoring of progress.

The timely availability of reliable data is a challenge. The report includes data from many different sources, not all of which are available on an annual basis. Metro Vancouver will develop additional data sources to enhance reporting under performance measures.