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Overall Approach

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In order to develop this plan, the Evaluation Branch took the following into account:

  • Resources dedicated to evaluation projects and engagements each fiscal year;
  • A review of departmental PAA, RPP, DPR, and Business Plans;
  • A review of Government of Canada priorities, including any government wide evaluation priorities;
  • Consultation with program managersto determine their evaluation and consultation needs;
  • A review of previous year’s evaluation plans to see if there was incomplete work that needed to be addressed in the five-year plan;
  • A review of planned transfer payment authority renewals and their associated evaluation commitments;
  • A review of other departments’ evaluation plans for programs delivered by WD on behalf of other federal departments; and
  • Review of recent audit reports and findings.

Previous Evaluations

Previous evaluations conducted within the past 3 fiscal years include:

  • Evaluation of the centenaries program in 2009 – 2010
  • Evaluation of the Urban Development Agreements in 2009 – 2010
  • Evaluation of the Mountain Pine Beetle Program in 2010 – 2011
  • Evaluation of the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program in 2010 – 2011
  • Evaluation of the Innovation Activity in 2011 – 2012
  • Evaluation of the Western Economic Partnership Agreement in 2011 – 2012