Karyn Hicks

Special Issue

Program evaluation in the government of the Northwest Territories, 1967-2000

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107-114

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has followed many of the same trends as seen in southern Canada with regard to program evaluation. As evidenced through interviews, file reviews, and the retrieval of archived Cabinet documentation, it appears as though program evaluation has experienced periods of high and low activity, and is now sharing the playing field with performance measurement. The GNWT diverges from the rest of Canada from this point forward as aboriginal self-government agreements are negotiated and the structure of the government changes. In anticipation of community delivery of programs and services, the GNWT is developing northern evaluation resources and working with community program managers, non-profit organizations and charities.

Special Issue

View from the Credentialing Board: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

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86-97

The Credentialing Board is a group of senior evaluators whose role is to consider the merits of each application for the Credentialed Evaluator designation and to provide input regarding the ongoing development of the program. This article recounts the four-year history of the Board, describes its processes, and analyzes its challenges. On the basis of a file review, a survey of Board members, in-depth interviews, and the authors' own experiences, it is concluded that the Board has successfully tackled its responsibility but that there is still room for improvement.