R.N. Segsworth


Auditing and Evaluation in the Government of Canada: Some Reflections


The paper describes the evolution of the Office of the Auditor General and the expansion of the mandate of the OAG. It argues that the OAG now actively conducts meta-evaluation and process evaluation studies. The analysis suggests that the OAG is becoming more interested in rationale or impact evaluations. It concludes that the effects of OAG involvement in rationale-based evaluations is likely to be significant both in terms of the political process and the evolution of evaluation policy within the Government of Canada.