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Although the innovation programming was well-structured and realized short term objectives, the evaluation identified possible improvements to program delivery. The following recommendation is based on evidence gathered and conclusions discussed in this study:

Recommendation #1: The department should review its program delivery processes to streamline programming administration and clarify departmental innovation priorities.

  • Evidence from the evaluation indicated potential areas that could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of program delivery processes such as wider access to funding advances, streamlining the application, approval and accounting/reporting processes, and clarifying the departmental priorities and the purpose of the consultative process.