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Sub-program 1.3.2: Economic Analysis

Sub-program Description

Economic Analysis increases understanding of western Canadian challenges, opportunities, and priorities through externally generated or in-house research. Economic analysis also supports internal as well as Government of Canada policy and program development. Transfer payments in support of this sub-program are made under the authority of the Western Diversification Program.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Actual Spending
2013-14
Difference
(actual minus planned)
3,839,193 3,424,513 (414,680)

 

Human Resources (FTEs)
2013–14
Planned
2013–14
Actual
2013–14
Difference
(actual minus planned)
11 14 3

 

Performance Results
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Decisions impacting the western Canadian economy are informed by evidence-based economic analysis Number of evidence-based economic analyses conducted/ funded by WD 43 34

Performance Analysis and Lessons Learned

WD tracks one indicator to capture the impact of the Economic Analysis sub-program: number of evidence-based economic analyses conducted or funded by WD (see Performance Results table above). 

Economic analysis undertaken by WD in 2013-14 supported the department's advocacy and coordination work as well as its program delivery. For example, analysis of energy innovation in Western Canada helped to inform key federal decision makers of regional strengths, opportunities and challenges related to energy production in Western Canada, while the development of regional sector profiles supported the development of strategies for sector support within WD's priorities. Evidence-based analysis also supported stakeholder engagement.  For instance, monthly reporting and analysis of issues relevant to economic development in Western Canada has been used to inform stakeholders of key issues, challenges and opportunities in Western Canada.