Canada’s New Results Policy The Outlook for Evaluation (A Practitioner’s Perspective)

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Advocacy Evaluation Theory as a Tool for Strategic Conversation: A 25-year Review of Tobacco Control Advocacy at the Canadian Cancer Society

Advocacy evaluation has been considered difficult, even in specific and uncomplicated situations. This article describes a short evaluative review of a series of tobacco control policy advocacy activities involving multiple parties over 25 years. Despite its obvious limitations, the effort suggests that the retrospective development of a structured contribution analysis and "key event" stories from documentary and key informant information can generate compelling circumstantial evidence for impact.

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Focusing on Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes: Are International Approaches to Performance Management Really So Different?

The focus of performance information appears, on the surface, to differ among Canadian, Australian, and US federal governments. While these countries emphasize different aspects of performance, their federal guidelines on performance measurement share important common ground - the logic model. A performance logic model helps clarify the linkages between inputs, activities, and process and outputs, short- and long-term outcomes, and impacts.

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