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.