Evaluation in the Provinces and Territories: A Cross- Canada Snapshot and Call to Action

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Evidence-based decision-making and managing for results are terms oft en heard from politicians and senior government offi cials at both federal and provincial levels of government in Canada. But, while there is some level of under- standing at the federal level in terms of the role and use of evaluation in measuring results, there is significantly less information readily available about the extent to which evaluation is being used at other levels of government.
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The Need for a Consistent and Collaborative Provincial Policy of Evaluation A Report of Nova Scotia

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The Lay of the Land: Evaluation Practice in Canada in 2009

A group of 12 evaluation practitioners and observers takes stock of the state of program evaluation in Canada. Each contributor provides a personal viewpoint, based on his or her own experience in the field. The selection of contributors constitutes a purposive sample aimed at providing depth of view and a variety of perspectives. Each presentation highlights one strength of program evaluation practiced in Canada, one weakness, one threat, and one opportunity.

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The lay of the land: evaluation practice in Canada today

A group of 12 evaluation practitioners and observers takes stock of the state of program evaluation in Canada. Each of the contributors provides a personal viewpoint, based on their own experience in the field. The selection of contributors constitutes a purposive sample aimed at providing depth of view and a variety of perspectives. Each presentation highlights one strength of program evaluation practiced in Canada, one weakness, one threat, and one opportunity.

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Preparing Non-Profits For New Accountability Demands

While the role of non-profits in Canadian society has always been important, the sector now plays a greater role as more and more government services have been transferred to the sector as part of the move towards governance over government. Complementing this changing role is the need, within both government and the sector itself, to enhance accountability and transparency based on evidence.

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