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Five-Year DFAIT Evaluation Plan

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May 2009

Table of Contents


List of Acronyms

ACM
- International Platform Branch
ADM
- Assistant Deputy Minister
AG
- Auditor General
ANA
- Chief Air Negotiator
BFM
- International Business Development, Investment Innovation
CFM
- Consular Affairs and Emergency Management
CIDA
- Canadian International Development Agency
CIFA
- Canada Investment Fund for Africa
CISP
- Community Investment Support Program
CTCB
- Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building
CWD
- Chemical Weapons Destruction
DEC
- Departmental Evaluation Committee
DFAIT
- Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
DFD
- Afghanistan Task Force
DFM
- Afghanistan Task Force
DFO
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DND
- Department of Defence
EU
- European Union
Fed AA
- Federal Accountability Act
FPT
- Federal/Provincial/Territorial
FTEs
- Full Time Equivalents
FXIT
- Office of Transformation
FY
- Fiscal Year
GC
- Grants and Contributions
GCS
- Global Commerce Strategy
GCSP
- Global Commerce Support Program
GEM
- Europe, Middle East, Maghreb Chief Political Economic Officer
GG
- Governor General
GHC
- Aboriginal and Circumpolar Affairs Division
GLM
- Latin America and Caribbean
GNM
- North America
GOC
- Government of Canada
GPM
- Asia and Africa and Chief Trade Commissioner
GPP
- Global Partnership Program
GPPC
- Global Partnership Program for Competitiveness
GPSF
- Global Peace and Security Fund
GSRP
- Global Security Reporting Program
HCM
- Human Resources
HQ
- Head Quarters
IBD
- International Business Development
ICT
- International Counter Terrorism Unit
ICX
- International Crime and Terrorism
IFM
- International Security Branch and Office of Political Director
IGX
- Global Partnership Program
IM / IT
- Information Management / Information Technology
IRD
- Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START) Secretariat
ISTPP
- International Science and Technology Partnerships Program (ISTPP)
JFM
- Legal Advisor
MAF
- Management Accountability Framework
MDD
- Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development Bureau
MFM
- Global Issues
MHD
- Human Rights and Democracy Bureau
NAPP
- North American Platform Program
NRC
- Natural Resources Canada
NRS
- Nuclear Radiological Security
OGDs
- Other Government Departments
OPI
- Office of Primary Interest
OSI
- Office of Secondary Interest
PA
- Program Activity
PAA
- Program Activity Architecture
PCO
- Privy Council Office
PERPA
- Political Economic Program
PFM
- Strategic Policy Planning
PMO
- Prime Minister Office
PMP / PMA
- Performance Management Program / Performance Management Agreement
PPTC
- Passport Canada
PSAT
- Public Safety and Anti-Terrorism
RFWS
- Redirection of Former Weapon Scientists
SCM
- Corporate Finance and Operations
TB
- Treasury Board
TBS
- Treasury Board Secretariat
TCS
- Trade Commissioner Service
TOR
- Terms of Reference
TPC
- Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch
TPI
- Export and Import Controls
UN
- United Nations
XDD
- Chief of Protocol
ZID
- Office of the Inspector General
ZIE
- Evaluation Division

1.0 Introduction

This rolling five-year evaluation plan provides both the strategic approach and proposed list of evaluation projects that will be undertaken by the Evaluation Division (ZIE) over the next five years (FY 2009-2014).

This plan takes into consideration four criteria which underpin the evaluations selected:

  1. 100% Coverage of all Direct Program Spending over a five-year cycle as per the Treasury Board Evaluation Policy
  2. Federal Government and Departmental Priorities
  3. Corporate Risk Factors and Considerations
  4. Materiality in terms of budgets and FTEs related to programs/initiatives.

The first criteria of providing full coverage of all direct program spending within the Department over a five year cycle was given the highest priority for the selection of evaluation projects consistent with the new evaluation policy recently launched by Treasury Board. In addition, a risk-based approach to planning coverage was used as shown in the table in Appendix D: Evaluation Planning Approach and Considerations Framework where evaluation coverage was assessed against Government of Canada and DFAIT priorities, corporate risk profile ratings, past coverage, materiality, and Treasury Board Submission and Grants and Contributions requirements.

This five-year DFAIT Evaluation Plan includes a number of strategic evaluations that cut across a number of program and policy areas allowing for the conduct of evaluations within the broadest focus possible. Consultations with senior management greatly aided in the selection of these and other evaluations on this plan.

An Evaluation Division logic model has been introduced in the plan this fiscal year to demonstrate the Department's accountability for the evaluation function as well as the linkage between evaluation and departmental strategic outcomes. Further, follow-up to the recommendations in management responses to evaluations was instituted by the Evaluation Division last fiscal year using an approach approved by the Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC).

While specific evaluations are identified in this plan, this is an evergreen document which will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis. It is also subject to an annual approval process by the Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC) and the Treasury Board Secretariat.


2.0 Evolution of DFAIT's Evaluation Function

The evaluation function has evolved significantly over the last few years. With an increased focus on accountability through the introduction of the Federal Accountability Act (Fed AA) in December 2006, federal government departments have been expected to demonstrate achieved results. The Fed AA introduced measures to strengthen accountability and increase transparency within the Federal Government. This has resulted in more emphasis on the evaluation function.

In addition, exercises such as the Strategic Review and the renewal of the Expenditure Management System, and the Management Accountability Framework (MAF) have also focussed on the importance of having systems in place to measure and demonstrate results achieved. Evidence-based program assessments such as evaluations are increasingly being used by federal departments to clearly demonstrate the relevance, performance, and value for money of their programs, policies and initiatives and as a basis for the allocation and reallocation of direct program spending.

With a new evaluation policy in effect on April 1, 2009, Departments have until March 31, 2013 to fully implement the new policy and associated directives. The Evaluation Division (ZIE) of the Inspector General's Office at DFAIT has been working proactively to meet the requirements of the new policy as briefly described in the section below. Further, the Evaluation Division (ZIE) has undertaken a number of initiatives to effectively manage and resource the evaluation function which is described in the section on resource requirements.


3.0 New Treasury Board Secretariat Evaluation Policy

The new Evaluation Policy was launched by Treasury Board in April 2009 and replaced the 2001 policy. The objective of the policy is to ensure that evaluation information is available to Ministers, departments and central agencies to support evidence-based decision-making on policy, expenditure management and program improvements.

The new policy is in addition to the requirements of the Fed AA to evaluate all Grants Contributions programs over a period of five years.

The new Evaluation Policy:

  • puts in place a regular and systematic cycle of program evaluation as a normal part of the business of departments;
  • improves the information base for Strategic Reviews through expanded coverage and an increased focus on value for money;
  • requires all direct program spending, excluding grants and contributions, to be evaluated every five years. Departments have until March 31, 2013 to fully meet this requirement;
  • requires all Grants and Contributions to be evaluated at least once every five years;
  • promotes the neutrality of the evaluation function and improves the credibility of evaluation results by enhancing standards for the conduct of evaluations and assessing value for money;
  • ensures that the right capacities, people and systems are in place to support higher quality evaluations.

The Evaluation Division of the Inspector General's Office at DFAIT has been working proactively to meet the requirements of the new policy. In September 2007, DFAIT established the Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC) as proposed in the new policy. In February 2008, a five-year Departmental Evaluation Plan was finalized and approved by the DEC. Both the 2008 and this new 2009 plan have moved the department toward providing 100% coverage of all direct program spending over a five-year cycle.

Full details of the new policy on Evaluation are available on the Treasury Board Secretariat's site.


4.0 Key Drivers and Strategic Approach

The Government of Canada has undergone a major change in evaluation policy which drives this evaluation plan by requiring federal government departments to build capacity to deliver on the commitment to provide 100% coverage over a five-year period.

As mentioned above, a risk-based approach to planning 100% coverage of all direct program spending was also employed in the development of this plan. In the table in Appendix D: Evaluation Planning Approach and Considerations Framework, each evaluation is mapped against the following factors: Government of Canada and DFAIT priorities, corporate risk profile ratings, past coverage, materiality, and Treasury Board Submission and Grants and Contributions requirements.

Below is a description of each of the four criteria which underpin the evaluations selected for the five-year plan:

4.1 Coverage

Determining 100% coverage over a five-year period has been based on the Program Activity Architecture (PAA) 2009/2010 version prepared on February 19, 2009. The Program Activity Level of the PAA, the highest tier of the framework, has been used for the selection of evaluation projects for this five-year evaluation plan.

The department's seven program activities are as follows:

  1. PA 1: International Policy Advice and Integration: providing strategic direction, intelligence and advice, including integration and coordination of Canada's foreign and international economic policies.
  2. PA 2: Diplomacy and Advocacy: engaging and influencing international players and delivering international programs and diplomacy.
  3. PA 3: International Commerce: managing and delivering commerce services and advice to Canadian business.
  4. PA 4: Consular Affairs: managing and delivering consular services and advice to Canadians.
  5. PA 5: Passport Canada: managing and delivering passport services through the use of the Passport Canada Revolving Fund.
  6. PA 6: Canada's International Platform: Support at Headquarters: managing and delivering services and infrastructure at headquarters to enable Canada's representation abroad.
  7. PA 7: Canada's International Platform: Support at Missions Abroad: managing and delivering services and infrastructure at missions to enable Canada's representation abroad.

DFAIT's Program Activity Architecture (PAA) 2009/2010 document includes further information on "Ongoing Planning Highlights" related to each of the Program Activity areas. As well, three boards that guide decisions in these areas are identified, namely, The Policy and Programs Board, External Services Board, and the Missions Board. Internal Services including Corporate, Human Resources, Executive, Legal and Communications are listed at the bottom of the architecture since they support all strategic outcomes. Internal Services are guided by the Core Services Board. Note that this evaluation plan includes evaluations related to Internal Services as well given the linkage to all strategic outcomes and the direct relevance and performance of these areas in support of all departmental efforts.

4.2 Materiality

Materiality in terms of FTEs and budgets has influenced the choice of evaluation projects. Similar and smaller projects have been grouped so as to increase economies of scale and to review programs in a larger context, where possible.

4.3 Priorities

Government and departmental priorities guided the development of the five-year DFAIT Evaluation Plan, placing emphasis on conducting evaluation projects that examine the work being undertaken in each of these areas. The attached Appendix on "Evaluations Planning Approach and Considerations Framework" shows linkages of evaluations to the various priorities.

The three policy and program priorities and one management priority identified for fiscal year 2009-10 for DFAIT are as follows:

DFAIT 2009-2010 Priorities

Policy and Planning Priorities
  1. Greater economic opportunity for Canada, with a focus on growing/emerging markets

    Contributing to economic recovery and opportunity by: Implementing Global Commerce Strategy and boosting Canadian commercial engagement in the world. Advancing bilateral negotiations on trade liberalization and market access with key states, with a new attention to Asia. Developing Canada-EU economic partnership. Finalizing implementation of Free Trade Agreements with European Free Trade Association, Peru, Colombia and Jordan. Focusing on air services as well as foreign investment promotion and protection agreement negotiations. Delivering programming for 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Advancing Canadian interests in the Doha Round. Preparing for the 2010 G8 Summit.

  2. United States and the Hemisphere

    Implementing comprehensive strategy for relations with the US, including: competitiveness and global economy, peace and security, trade relations, border, energy and climate change, Afghanistan, Arctic. Advance relations with Mexico. Implement Americas Strategy, with a focus on specific initiative to promote greater economic. Prosperity, security and democratic governance through enhanced bilateral and multilateral engagement.

  3. Afghanistan, including in the context of neighbouring countries

    Integrated approach to Afghanistan policy priorities for which the department is responsible: Afghanistan-Pakistan border management; Afghan National Police, justice and corrections, in Kandahar province; and supporting Afghan-led reconciliation. Implement all diplomatic aspects of the Afghanistan mission. Develop integrated regional approach, including with Pakistan. Develop integrated strategy for the transition of Canada's mission in Afghanistan until 2011.

  4. Transforming the Department

    Aligning with government priorities; strengthening our international platform; improving services to Canadians; focusing on core business; strengthening our accountability; renewing our human resources. Focus on missions and regional offices. Strengthen policy capacity. Simplify business practices.

    As part of the planning and scoping of each evaluation project, both the Alignment Review and the Transformation Agenda (identified above as the fourth priority), will be considered, e.g., in developing Terms of Reference (TORs), interviews, etc. The Transformation Agenda is also identified as a specific area for evaluation on the evaluation plan for FY 2009-2010.

    The vision of the transformation agenda is a modern, integrated 21st century foreign service and trade ministry that refocuses on its core business, transfers resources from headquarters to missions abroad and regional offices in Canada to improve service delivery, and better aligns activities with Government of Canada priorities.

The transformation agenda focusses on six key themes:

  1. Aligning with government priorities
  2. Strengthening our international platform
  3. Improving services to Canadians
  4. Focussing on our core business
  5. Strengthening accountability
  6. Renewing our human resources

4.4 Corporate Risk Profile and Considerations

As provided in Appendix D: Evaluation Planning Approach and Considerations Framework attached to this plan, the Corporate Risk Profile and strategic considerations were factored into the development of this evaluation plan. All planned evaluations were mapped against the Corporate Risk Profile in Appendix D: Evaluation Planning Approach and Considerations Framework.

The annual Corporate Risk Profile prepared by DFAIT identifies a number of factors that can affect the department's ability to succeed in its work. Risk factors such as unanticipated policy shifts, international instability, catastrophic disasters, etc. were examined in the development of the risk profile . Their potential impact and likelihood on program and policy areas were assessed for DFAIT's Corporate Risk Profile.

As mentioned throughout this document, the Evaluation Division (ZIE) carried out a number of consultations with Assistant Deputy Ministers to identify priority areas of evaluation. The planned evaluations and their scheduling reflect the outcome of these consultations including the ADMs' perception of risk.


5.0 Methodology

5.1 Document Review and Preliminary Consultations

Further to the development of a data base last fiscal year that mapped evaluations to the Program Activity Architecture and the evaluation criteria of coverage, priorities, corporate risk factors, and materiality as identified in this plan, the Evaluation Division conducted an extensive review of corporate information to update the data base. In addition, preliminary planning meetings were held with a few key Assistant Deputy Ministers and senior managers including the Office of Transformation (FXIT) to help identify any strategic considerations in developing the 2009-10 plan.

Included in document review were the following: Treasury Board documentation on the new Evaluation Policy, the Program Activity Architecture for DFAIT, the Report on Plans and Priorities for DFAIT, the Departmental Performance Report for DFAIT, and material related to the Alignment Review, Strategic Review, the Management Accountability Framework, and the draft Corporate Risk Profile. A Gap Analysis of evaluations produced over the last ten years was conducted to help identify evaluation coverage priorities.

The attached annexes: Appendix B: Five-Year Evaluation Work Plan Aligned to the Program Activity Architecture, and Appendix C: Gap Analysis based on Past Evaluation Projects (2002-2009) as per the Program Activity Architecture were updated from last fiscal year.

5.2 Branch Consultations with Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs)

Consultations were held with all ADMs in the Department and formed the basis for the selection of many of the evaluation projects listed in the plan. ADMs were provided with an analysis of evaluation coverage and gaps with suggestions for evaluations that also addressed government and departmental priorities, areas of significant materiality, risk and those which could be useful to many areas so as to conduct horizontal/cross-cutting evaluations. ADMs provided feedback and as a result, modifications were made to the proposed evaluation project list. Additional input from these consultations identified key issues facing the Department and areas where synergies in evaluation could be formed, e.g., progress in achieving results identified for the transformation agenda could be an aspect of a number of evaluations.

5.3 Preliminary Scoping Exercise

The Evaluation Division undertook a preliminary scoping exercise at the end of FY 2008-2009 for the purpose of determining budgets and resource requirements for the evaluations being undertaken in FY 2009-10. The preliminary scoping exercise involved an initial document review, identification of strategic considerations including linkages to past, current and future evaluations, suggestions for proposed methodologies, initial assignment of time allocations to various evaluation tasks, and proposed financial and human resources for each evaluation including internal and external resources (e.g., consultants). This exercise was also utilized to allocate workloads to the evaluation team in the division and to plan an appropriate schedule of evaluations for the fiscal year to meet deadlines and priorities identified by senior management as well as distribute the workload in a reasonable fashion.


6.0 Current and Anticipated Resource Requirements

The Evaluation Division (ZIE) is currently resourced for 12 A-based positions with the possibility to staff four additional positions through GC program resources for a total complement of 16 employees. Currently, 12 positions are staffed permanently with the anticipation of two more positions being filled in FY 2009-10. Since receiving an A-based reference level budget in FY 2007-2008, increments have been received over the last fiscal year to help the division meet its requirements for evaluation coverage according to the new Evaluation Policy. The additional support received annually starting in December 2007 as part of the Fed AA Treasury Board Submission to strengthen the evaluation function across federal departments has been well utilized toward sufficiently resourcing the division's FTEs. As well, the necessary funding has been received in the division's A-base from Grants and Contributions programs such as the Global Partnership Program (GPP), the Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF), the Counter Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) program and the Global Commerce Strategy (GCS). Funding is also anticipated in relation to various Gs Cs program that are currently being considered.

The last fiscal year has involved a dedicated effort to building the capacity of the Evaluation Division and to planning for the future. Efforts have included developing a learning plan for the team that focuses on both current and anticipated competencies. A small internal working group was established that conducted an analysis of divisional needs and prepared a proposed approach for the divisional learning plan including surveying staff to identify their needs and priorities.

Resourcing for the future has included hiring and bridging Co-op students from universities and preparing associated training plans to help them develop over the coming years from junior officers to eventually attaining positions at the evaluation manager level.

Equally important, the Evaluation Division at DFAIT has focussed on building and maintaining a solid infrastructure of the evaluation function and evaluation professionals by putting in place a vision, a logic model for the evaluation function in DFAIT, guidelines, directives, and tools to ensure quality and consistency of evaluations and the work undertaken in this regard.


7.0 Five-Year evaluation Work Plan

Year 1: Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Name of Project 2009-2010Project DescriptionProgram Activity 1OPIOSIG & CEstimated Cost 09/10DEC Approval
Asia Pacific Foundation
Summative Evaluation 2
A summative evaluation to examine the performance and value for money of the organization and activities of the Asia Pacific Foundation. This evaluation is required under the conditional grant agreement between the Government of Canada and the Foundation.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyAsia & Africa - GPM X April 2009

Counter-Terrorism
Capacity Building (CTCB)

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to assess Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) program’s design, governance, decisionmaking and accountability processes to determine the program’s likelihood in achieving its outcomes and meeting the capacity building needs of the beneficiary states, thereby strengthening Canada's own security. The evaluation will also examine the program’s continued relevance and performance to date.PA 2 – Diplomacy and Advocacy

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM

Senior Coordinator International Crime and Terrorism - ICX

 X$12,000June 2009

Co-location Arrangements and the Policies and Practices towards Provincial / Territorial Representation Abroad

Summative Evaluation

Passport Canada - Lessons Learned

Review

An evaluation to review the effectiveness of Federal/Provincial/Territorial relations and Provincial/Territorial representation at Canadian Missions Abroad.

A review of the effectiveness of PPTC’s response to the increased demands on its services following the implementation of the first phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

PA 2 – Diplomacy and Advocacy

PA 5 - Passport Canada

Strategic Policy & Planning - PFM

Passport Canada - PPTC

  

$5,000

$10,000

June 2009

June 2009

START’s Global Peace and Security Fund – Haiti

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to report on the achievements of the GPSF in Haiti in terms of establishing conditions that will foster stability and development in the country.

PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

PA 2 - Diplomacy and Advocacy

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFMGlobal Issues - MFMX June 2009

International Business Development (IBD) Meta Evaluation

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of International Business Development (IBD) as a whole through an analysis and follow-up of previous IBD evaluations that have been completed to date.PA 3 - International Commerce

International Business Development , Investment & Innovation – BFM

Office of Chief Trade Commissioner - GPM

   June 2009

The Canadian Landmine Fund –Phase II

Summative Evaluation

A joint summative evaluation with CIDA and DND to assess the results of Phase II of the Canadian Land Mines Fund (CLF) in reference to its contributions to advancing the goals of the "Ottawa Convention”, to provide lessons learned and to offer recommendations on the design of an integrated delivery strategy with the view to ensuring longer-term sustainability.

PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

PA 2 - Diplomacy and Advocacy PA 2 – Diplomacy and Advocacy

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM

Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA

Department of National Defence - DND

   June 2009

Delineating Canada’s Continental Shelf according to United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 3

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation conducted by DFO and NRC to assess the program’s ability to effectively manage its risks in the preparation of Canada’s scientific and legal submission in 2013PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

Legal Adviser – JFM Fisheries and Oceans Canada – DFO

Natural Resources Canada -NRC

   June 2009

Canadian Participation in La Francophonie

Summative Evaluation

An evaluation conducted by CIDA to present a synthesis report of the evolution of the six organizations tied to the institution of La Francophonie and to identify the results obtained by Canadian investments during the period 2000-2006.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationCanadian International Development Agency – CIDA   June 2009

Common Services Abroad

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to determine the relevance, success and value for money related to DFAIT’s role in providing common services abroad to OGDs and Missions.PA 6 – Canada’s International Platform: Support at HeadquartersInternational Platform - ACM  $55,000Sept 2009

Life Sciences Practice

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to assess the Department’s ability to create an effective sector cluster that meets the needs of the Department and business clients. Included in the evaluation are program design, governance, decision-making, and accountability processes.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development , Investment & Innovation - BFM  $30,000Sept 2009

Global Partnership Program (GPP) - Chemical Weapons Destruction

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to assess progress to date on Canada's contribution to the destruction of chemical weapons in the Russian Federation. The evaluation will also assess the design, governance, decisionmaking and accountability processes of the program. This is a Treasury Board condition for the release of a $4 million frozen allotment.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyInternational Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM Global Partnership Program - IGX X$60,000Sept 2009

Forum of Federations

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation of the Forum of Federations, a non-profit organization supported by DFAIT to advocate for and provide technical assistance to established and emerging federations. As a summative evaluation, focus will be on assessing the relevance of its programs, the efficiency of its administration, and results achieved.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyStrategic Policy & Planning - PFM X$75,000Sept 2009

Diplomatic Relationships with Foreign Embassies in Canada

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review and assess the effectiveness of diplomatic relationships with foreign embassies located in Canada.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyChief Protocol - XDD

Governor General - GG

Prime Minister Office – PMO

Privy Council Office - PCO

 $25,000Sept 2009

UNCLOS - Extended Continental Shelf

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to review the midterm performance of Canada’s preparation on the legal submission to the UN on Extending the Continental Shelf.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationLegal Adviser - JFM  $75,000Sept 2009
Air Service Agreements

Summative Evaluation

An evaluation to assess the Air Service Agreements’ design, governance, decisionmaking and accountability processes to determine the program’s likelihood in achieving its outcomes and meeting the stated needs of the clients. The evaluation will also examine program’s continued relevance and performance to date.PA 3 - International Commerce

Trade Policy & Negotiations – TPC

Chief Air Negotiator - ANA

  $75,000Dec 2009

Terms and Conditions for a Class of Contributions in Support of International Environmental Program

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to review the impact of the contributions program to enhance international obligations.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

Global Issues – MFM

Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development Bureau - MDD

 X$60,000Dec 2009

Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation of select projects and suites of projects to assess relevance and performance of the program in terms of results achieved. The GPSF supports a wide range of projects in the domains of crisis response, peace operations, conflict prevention and post conflict stabilization and reconstruction.

PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

PA 2 - Diplomacy and Advocacy

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFMGlobal Issues - MFMX150,000Dec 2009

Staffing Operations and Client Service

Effectiveness Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the effectiveness of staffing operations in the department and the effectiveness of client services.Internal ServicesHuman Resources - HCM  $40,000Dec 2009

Public Diplomacy (Academic relations)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the effectiveness of relationship engagement with Academics in enhancing Public Diplomacy.PA 2 - Diplomacy and AdvocacyStrategic Policy & Planning - PFM X$80,000Dec 2009

National Anti-Drug Strategy

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation led by Justice Canada of this horizontal initiative involving 12 departments.PA 2 - Diplomacy and AdvocacyInternational Security Branch & Office of the Political Director - IFM   Dec 2009

Political Economic Renewal Initiative (New Way Forward)4

4 Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to review the effectiveness of the New Way Forward initiatives in focussing PERPA programs on core services and priorities, and providing communications, tools and support for effective implementation of broader PE renewal.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyOffice of Chief Political Economic Officer – GEM  $60,000April 2010

Americas Strategy

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to review the continued relevance and performance of the strategy and its success in achieving its short and medium-term results.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationLatin America and Caribbean - GLMOffice of Chief Political Economic Officer – GEM Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner- GPMX$125,000April 2010

Client Service Fund (CSF)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation which to ascertain the relevance and performance of the Client Service Fund.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation - BFM  $45,000April 2010

Global Commerce Strategy (GCS)

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation examining the relevance, design, implementation and performance of the Global Commerce Strategy in support of Canada’s international commercial policy framework and Advantage Canada.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

International Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM

Trade Policy & Negotiations – TPC

North America – GNM

Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner - GPM

  $100,000April 2010

International Science and Technology Partnership Program (ISTPP)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the continued relevance of the ISTPP and assess the achievements of stated outcomes. The evaluation will also contribute to the decision-making process for the ISTPP regarding future directions of the program and will respond to the requirement for a summative evaluation.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation - BFM  $170,000April 2010

Policy Development Capacity

Summative Evaluation

Transformation Agenda

Formative Evaluation

An evaluation to review the relevance, governance and effectiveness of DFAIT to initiate, support or generate policy development of interest and relevance.

A formative evaluation of DFAIT’s implementation of “Strategic Review” initiatives with the view to assessing its relevance and value-for-money in terms of efficiency gains.

PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

Internal Services

Strategic Policy & Planning - PFM

Transformation Office - FXIT

Office of Chief Political Economic Officer – GEM 

$60,000

$50,000

June

June

Performance Management Program and Learning Plans for Employees

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of the Performance Management Program as a tool in terms of improving employee performance and learning opportunities.Internal ServicesHuman Resources - HCM  $50,000June 2010

Security Certificates Initiatives

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to assess implementation of the initiative in all partner departments and agencies to determine how much progress has been made towards immediate outcomes. Public Safety will be the lead department for this evaluation.

PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

PA 2 – Diplomacy and Advocacy

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM   June 2010
Canada Investment Fund for Africa (CIFA) -Mid-Term Review Formative EvaluationA mid-term review of Canada Investment Fund for Africa – Joint Project with CIDA. The evaluation will assess the program’s design, governance, decision-making and accountability processes to determine its likelihood in achieving its outcomes and meeting the stated needs of the clients. The evaluation will also examine program’s continued relevance and performance to date.PA 3 - International Commerce

Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA

International Business Development, Investment & Innovation - BFM

  $25,000Sept 2010

 

Year 2: Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Name of Project 2010-2011Project DescriptionProgram Activity 5OPIOSIG & CEstimated Cost

Softwood Lumber Agreement

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the effectiveness, relevance and success achieved with the Softwood Lumber Agreement.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyTrade Negotiations - TPCLegal Adviser - JFM $75,000

Global Partnership Program (GPP)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation of the GPP, assessing the overall results and impact of Canada’s 10- year contribution to threat reduction and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyInternational Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM X$100,000

Investment Visibility Program

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess results achieved and value-for- money of the marketing strategy and media campaigns aimed at the promotion of investment in Canada.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM  $75,000

Protocol Visits and Hospitality Programs

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the effectiveness and success of protocol visits and hospitality programs and to determine the relevance and value for money of these activities.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyChief of Protocol - XDD

Governor General – GG

Prime Minister Office – PMO

Privy Council Office - PCO

 $75,000
Consular Affairs and Emergency Management Branch Evaluation Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation to assess results achieved relevance, effectiveness and value for money of the Consular and Emergency Management program.PA 4 - Consular AffairsConsular Affairs and Emergency Management Branch - CFMTransformation Office - FXIT $150,000

Rotational Acting Assignments

Summative Evaluation

An evaluation to assess the progress to date on addressing the AGs concerns on employees placed in acting assignments.Internal ServicesHuman Resources - HCM  $50,000

European Union (EU) Market Plan

Summative Evaluation

An evaluation of Canada’s Europe Market Plan, which sets out Canada’s strategy to strengthen trans-Atlantic trade and investment. Attention will be given to assessing the relevance of the Plan’s programming instruments, the cost effectiveness thereof, and the likelihood of achieving the Plan’s objectives.PA 3 - International Commerce

Europe, Middle East, Maghreb– GEM

International Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM

Office of Chief Trade Commissioner – GPM

  $125,000

Counter-Terrorism Programming (CTCB, PSAT)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of the department’s efforts in counter-terrorism. This evaluation will fulfill the requirements of both the Counter- Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) program and Public Security Anti Terrorism (PSAT)PA 2 - Diplomacy and AdvocacyInternational Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM X$150,000

Roll-Out of Integrative Trade Model – Japan IBD Study

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation of the relevance and performance of the Integrated Trade Model by assessing its implementation in Japan.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner -GPM  $100,000

Northern Dimension of Canadian Foreign Policy

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the effectiveness of Canadian Foreign Policy in the Northern Hemisphere.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationGlobal Issues - MFM X$100,000

 

Year 3: Fiscal Year 2011-2012
Name of Project 2011-2012Project DescriptionProgram Activity 6OPIOSIG & CEstimated Cost

Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP)

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to assess the relevance and cost-effectiveness of this contribution program to: 1. Make Canada a partner of choice for investment; 2. access to global markets; and 3. innovation.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM X$75,000

Impact of the Export and Import Controls Act

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to review the administrative controls put in place and to determine if these measures operate effectively and efficiently.PA 3 - International CommerceTrade Policy and Negotiations - TPC  $50,000
Class of Contributions to support International Environmental Programs Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation to review the effectiveness of this contribution program to support a wide and diverse international environmental initiatives with various internationally recognized organizations.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationGlobal Issues - MFM X$75,000

Francophonie Promotion Fund

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the extent to which the Francophonie Promotion Fund (762) is consistent with the major direction of the international Francophonie and the extent to which the Summit achieved its intermediate and final outcomes for which it was created.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyGlobal Issues - MFM X$75,000

Regional Service Centres Evaluation

Formative Evaluation

An evaluation to assess the relevance of overseas administrative hubs and to determine if they operate effectively in the interests of all missions concerned.PA 7 – Canada’s International Platform: Support at Missions AbroadInternational Platform - ACM  $125,000

Activity-Based Management

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the relevance and performance of the activity based management tool for Passport Canada.PA 5 - Passport CanadaPassport Canada, PPTC  $50,000

Long-Term Investment Plans

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the relevance and performance of PPTC’s long-term ability to meet operational needs.PA 5 - Passport CanadaPassport Canada, PPTC  $50,000

 

Year 4: Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Name of Project 2012-2013Project DescriptionProgram Activity 7OPIOSIG & CEstimated Cost

Afghanistan (conducted jointly with CIDA and DND)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation of Canada’s whole of government country strategy in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on the GPSF programming in support thereof and the role of the Afghanistan Task Force (FTAG) in coordinating whole of government involvement. The evaluation will assess the relevance of the strategy’s objectives and choice of programming instruments, the costeffectiveness of implementation, and results achieved.

PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

PA 2 - Diplomacy and Advocacy

Afghanistan Task Force – DFM-DFD

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM

Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA

Department of National Defence - DND

Office of Chief Political Economic Officer – GEM Asia & Africa - GPMX$125,000

Sector Practice

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of strategic sectors in terms of meeting the needs of business clients and providing them with value-added service.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM  $100,000

International Science and Technology Partnership Program (ISTPP)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the continued relevance of the International Science and Technology Partnership Program, its costeffectiveness and the results achieved.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM X$125,000

Global Commerce Strategy (GCS)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation examining the effectiveness of the Global Commerce Strategy in support of Canada’s international commercial policy framework and Advantage Canada.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and Integration

International Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM

Trade Policy & Negotiations – TPC

North America – GNM

Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner -GPM

  $300,000

Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP)

Summative Evaluation

Asummative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of this contribution program to: 1. Make Canada a partner of choice for investment; 2. access to global markets; and 3. innovation.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM X$75,000

Information Management / Information Technology (IM / IT) Secure Network

Formative Evaluation

A formative evaluation to review the mid-term performance and effectiveness of the role out of the new C-5 secure network.PA 6 – Canada’s International Platform: Support at HeadquartersInternational Platform - ACM  $75,000

Property Management

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of DFAIT’s property management program.PA 7 – Canada’s International Platform: Support at Missions AbroadInternational Platform - ACM  $75,000
Locally Engaged Staff (focus on United States) Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the management of locally engaged employees with a focus on the United States.Internal ServicesHuman Resources - HCM  $75,000

Performance Management Agreement and Learning Plans for Executives (including Talent Management and Succession Planning)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the Performance Management Agreement program and its coherence to the Government of Canada, DFAIT priorities and departmental objectives integrated with a study of the talent management program and succession planning for executives.Internal ServicesHuman Resources - HCM  $50,000
Administration of Foreign Service Directives Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation to review the relevance and performance of the administration of the foreign service directives.PA 7 – Canada’s International Platform: Support at Missions AbroadInternational Platform - ACMHuman Resources, HCM $75,000
International Youth Program Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation of the program which provides temporary work permits to international youth and allows Canadian youth to gain professional experience abroadPA 2 - Diplomacy and AdvocacyStrategic Policy & Planning, PFM  $50,000
Passport Issuance Program Abroad Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation to review the relevance and performance of the passport service delivery abroad.PA 5 - Passport CanadaPassport Canada, PPTC  $100,000

Security Enhancements to the Canadian Passport

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the relevance and performance of security enhancements to the Canadian passport including the travel document, e-passport, facial recognition as well as case managementPA 5 - Passport CanadaPassport Canada, PPTC  $50,000

Assessed Contributions

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation of the effectiveness and coherence of DFAIT’s work with international organizations, the effectiveness of our public diplomacy and advocacy approaches with these organizations and to determine the benefits for DFAIT and for Canada.PA 2 – Diplomacy and AdvocacyGlobal Issues - MFMCorporate Finance and Operations - SCMX$50,000

Mission Security

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the security at missions abroad, in particular, enhanced measures to protect GOC personnel abroad and enhanced physical security through increased security, personnel and mechanisms at missions identified as high risk and at headquarters. This would also include the continued relevance of the Global Security Reporting Program, its cost-effectiveness and results.PA 7 – Canada’s International Platform: Support at Missions Abroad

International Security Branch & Office of Political Director - IFM

International Platform - ACM

  $400,000

 

Year 5: Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Name of Project 2013-2014Project DescriptionProgram Activity 8OPIOSIG & CEstimated Cost

UNCLOS - Extended Continental Shelf

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the mid-term performance of Canada’s preparation on the legal submission to the UN on Extending the Continental Shelf.PA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationLegal Adviser - JFM  $75,000

Treaty Policy Evaluation

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of the department in implementing a new Treaty Policy into the Treaty Section of the Branch of the Legal Adviser at DFAITPA 1 – International Policy Advice and IntegrationLegal Adviser - JFM  $75,000

Trade Regional Offices

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the capacity and ability of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Regional Offices in Canada to achieve short, medium and long-term results in the area of international business development.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM  $75,000

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.PA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM  $80,000
Rights & Democracy Summative EvaluationA five-year review to assess the relevance and performance of the programming activities of Rights & DemocracyPA 3 - International CommerceInternational Business Development, Investment & Innovation – BFM  $100,000
Canadian Foreign Service Institute Summative EvaluationA summative evaluation to assess the relevance and performance of CFSI to meet the training needs of the department.Internal ServicesHuman Resources - HCM  $150,000

Service Delivery Model - Passport Canada

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation to review the relevanc and performance of initiatives in reducing response times, while maintaining service standards at Passport Canada.PA 5 - Passport CanadaPassport Canada, PPTC  $100,000

 


8.0 Appendix A: Evaluation Division Logic Model

Logic Model (PDF Version, 1.35 MB) *


9.0 Appendix B: Five-Year Evaluation Work Plan Aligned to the Program Activity Architecture

Table 1: Program Activity 1 and 2
Strategic OutcomeCanada's International Agenda
The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values
Program ActivityPA 1: International Policy Advice and Integration % of budget 6.74%PA 2: Diplomacy and Advocacy % of budget 40.28%
 
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • START’s Global Peace and Security Fund - Haiti
    • Canadian Landmine Fund - Phase II
    • Delineating Canada’s Continental Shelf
    • according to the United Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
    • Terms and Conditions for a Class of Contributions in Support of International Environmental Program
    • Global Peace and Security Fund
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Initiated)
    • Americas Strategy
    • GCS - Global Commerce Strategy
    • Policy Development Capacity
    • Security Certificates Initiatives
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • UNCLOS - Extended Continental Shelf
  • FY 2011 - 2012
    • Northern Dimension of Canadian Foreign Policy
    • Class of Contributions in Support of International Environmental Programs
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Afghanistan Global Commerce Strategy (GCS)
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • UNCLOS - Extended Continental Shelf Treaty Policy Evaluation
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • Asia Pacific Foundation
    • Counter Terrorism and Capacity Building (CTCB)
    • Co-location Arrangements and the Policies and
    • Practices towards Provincial/Territorial
    • Representation Abroad
    • START’s Global Peace and Security Fund - Haiti
    • Canadian Landmine Fund - Phase II
    • Canadian Participation in La Francophonie
    • GPP - Chemical Weapons Destruction
    • Forum of Federations
    • Diplomatic Relationships with Foreign Embassies in Canada
    • Global Peace and Security Fund
    • Public Diplomacy (Academic relations)
    • National Anti-Drug Strategy
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Initiated)
    • Political Economic Renewal Initiative (New Way Forward)
    • Security Certificates Initiatives
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • Softwood Lumber Agreement
    • Global Partnership Program
    • Protocol Visits and Hospitality Programs
    • Counter Terrorism Programming (CTCB, PSAT)
  • FY 2011 - 2012
    • Francophonie Promotion Fund
  • FY 2012-2013
    • Afghanistan
    • International Youth Program
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • Assessed Contributions
Internal Services
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • Staffing Operations and Client Services Effectiveness
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Initiated)
    • Transformation Agenda
    • PMP and Learning Plans for Employees
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • Rotational Acting Assignments
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Locally Engaged Staff (focus on the United States)
    • PMA and Learning Plans for Executives (inlcuding Talent Management and Succession Planning)
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • Canadian Foreign Service Institute

 

Table 2: Program Activity 3,4 and 5
Strategic OutcomeInternational Services for Canadians
Canadian are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services
Program ActivityPA 3: International Commerce % of budget 8.23%PA 4: Consular Affairs % of budget 1.85%PA 5: Passport Canada % of budget 9.39%
 
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • International Business Development (IBD) Meta Evaluation
    • Life Sciences Practice
    • Air Service Agreements
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Initiated)
    • Client Service Fund
    • Canada Investment Fund for Africa (CIFA) - Mid-Term Review
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • Investment Visibility Program
    • European Union (EU) Market Plan
    • Roll-Out of Integrative Trade Model - Japan IBD Study
  • FY 2011 - 2012
    • Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP)
    • Impact of the Export and Import Controls Act
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Sector Practice
    • International Science and Technology Partnership (ISTPP) Program
    • Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP)
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • Trade Regional Offices
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Rights and Democracy
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • Consular Affairs and Emergency Management Branch
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • Passport Canada - Lessons Learned
  • FY 2011 - 2012
    • Activity-Based Management
    • Long-Term investment Plans
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Passport Issuance Program Abroad
    • Security Enhancements to the Canadian Passport
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • Service Delivery Model - Passport Canada
Internal Services
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • Staffing Operations and Client Services Effectiveness
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Initiated)
    • Transformation Agenda
    • PMP and Learning Plans for Employees
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • Rotational Acting Assignments
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Locally Engaged Staff (focus on the United States)
    • PMA and Learning Plans for Executives (inlcuding Talent Management and Succession Planning)
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • Canadian Foreign Service Institute

 

Table 3: Program Activity 6 and 7
Strategic OutcomeCanada’s International Platform
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities
Program ActivityPA 6: Canada’s International Platform: Support at Headquarters % of budget 12.71%PA 7: Canada’s International Platform: Support at Missions Abroad % of budget 20.78%
 
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • Common Services Abroad
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Information Management / Information Technology (IM/IT)
    • Secure Network
  • FY 2011 - 2012
    • Mission Security
    • Regional Services Centres
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Property Management
    • Administration of Foreign ServiceDirectives
  • FY 2011 - 2012
    • Mission Security Regional Services Centres
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Property Management Administration of Foreign Service Directives
Internal Services
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Completed)
    • Staffing Operations and Client Services Effectiveness
  • FY 2009 - 2010 (To be Initiated)
    • Transformation Agenda
    • PMP and Learning Plans for Employees
  • FY 2010 - 2011
    • Rotational Acting Assignments
  • FY 2012 - 2013
    • Locally Engaged Staff (focus on the United States)
    • PMA and Learning Plans for Executives (inlcuding Talent Management and Succession Planning)
  • FY 2013 - 2014
    • Canadian Foreign Service Institute

Work Plan Aligned to PAA (PDF Version, 90 KB)*


10.0 Appendix C: Gap Analysis based on Past Evaluation Projects (FY03/04-FY08/09) as per the Program Activity Architecture

Table 1: Program Activity 1 and 2
Strategic OutcomeCanada's International Agenda
The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values
Program ActivityPA 1: International Policy Advice and Integration % of budget 6.74%PA 2: Diplomacy and Advocacy % of budget 40.28%
 
  • FY 2005 - 2006
    • Northern Dimension of Canada’s Foreign Policy
  • FY 2003 - 2004
    • Francophonie Summit in Beirut
    • Rights and Democracy - Review FOCAL
  • FY 2004 - 2005
    • Asia-Pacific Research
    • Public Diplomacy
    • Canadian Foundation for the Americas - FOCAL
    • Canada Reception Centre - CIIRDF
    • Forum of Federations
    • Human Security
    • Youth Mine Action Ambassador Program (YMAAP)
    • CANADEM
  • FY 2005 - 2006
    • Cross-cutting Issues PD
    • Francophonie Summit - Fund 608
    • Public Diplomacy Program of FAC
    • Support to Canadian Interests Abroad
    • (SCIA) Class of Contributions
    • Arts Promotion Program of FAC
    • APFC
    • Canada-France 2004
    • Academic Relations
  • FY 2006 - 2007
    • GPP Formative
    • International Drug Strategy
    • Haut Conseil de la Francophonie
  • FY 2007 - 2008
    • GPSF- Sudan
    • CCHS
    • ERI Formative
    • ERI Summative
    • GPP - MDB2
    • GPP- NPSD
    • YPI
    • Landmines
  • FY 2008 - 2009
    • Whole of Government - South Africa
    • Public Safety and Anti-Terrorism (PSAT) - ICT Unit
    • Rights and Democracy
    • GPP Summative
    • GPP - Bio Non-Proliferation
    • GPP - RFWS
    • GPP - NRS
    • GPSF Formative

 

Table 2: Program Activity 3,4 and 5
Strategic OutcomeInternational Services for Canadians
Canadian are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services
Program ActivityPA 3: International Commerce % of budget 8.23%PA 4: Consular Affairs % of budget 1.85%PA 5: Passport Canada % of budget 9.39%
 
  • FY 2003 - 2004
    • IBOC
  • FY 2004 - 2005
    • IBD-Mexico
    • Program Integrity Funding
    • Trade consultation Mechanism
    • CSF
  • FY 2005 - 2006
    • Trade Commissioner Service - Client
    • Service Fund
    • Canadian Bio-Tech Strategy
  • FY 2006 - 2007
    • Brand Canada
    • PEMD
    • IBD-China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • FY 2007 - 2008
    • IBD Germany
    • FY 2008 - 2009
    • Trade Regional Offices
    • ISTPP
    • CISP / Going Global Evaluation
    • PEMD –TA
  • FY 2004 - 2005
    • Consular Affairs – Review
  • FY 2005 - 2006
    • Tsunami - Review
  • FY 2006 - 2007
    • ACMO -Review
  • FY 2008 - 2009
    • Passport Canada - Security Bureau

 

Table 3: Program Activity 6 and 7
Strategic OutcomeCanada’s International Platform
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities
Program ActivityPA 6: Canada’s International Platform: Support at Headquarters % of budget 12.71%PA 7: Canada’s International Platform: Support at Missions Abroad % of budget 20.78%
 
  • FY 2006 - 2007
    • IM/IT Needs Analysis Study
  • FY 2007 - 2008
    • CFSI
  • FY 2003 - 2004
    • Property Management Improvement
  • FY 2007 - 2008
    • PSAT - Personal Safety
    • PSAT - Security at Missions Abroad
  • FY 2008 - 2009
    • Mission Security Phase I - Personal Safety and
    • Security at Missions
    • Public Safety and Anti-Terrorism (PSAT)
    • Representation Abroad (GSRP)

Gap Analysis (PDF Version, 90 KB)*


11.0 Appendix D: Evaluation Planning Approach and Considerations Framework

Name of Project 2009-2010GoC/DFAIT PriorityCorporate Risk Profile of Program ActivityPast Five Years Evaluation CoverageMateriality*TB Submission RequirementGs&CsEvaluation Priority

Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB)

Formative Evaluation

Promotion of security

Afghanistan

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (External Communication, Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)

2007-2008:
Capacity Check
Very high Yeshigh

Asia Pacific Foundation

Summative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada, with a focus on growing/emerging markets

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)

2005-2006Very high YesHigh

Policy Development Capacity

Evaluation

Transforming the Department: Strengthening policy capacity.

High (Information for decision making; Alignment with partners)

Medium (Internal dependencies)

NoneHigh  High

Air Service Agreements

Formative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada: Focussing on air services agreements.Medium (External Communication, Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)NoneHigh  Medium
Security Certificates Initiatives Formative EvaluationPromotion of security

High (Information for decision making; Alignment with partners)

Medium (Internal dependencies)

NoneLow  Medium

Global Partnership Program (GPP) - Chemical Weapons Destruction

Formative Evaluation

Peace and security

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (External Communication, Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)

2006-2007
Main Destruction Building-2
Very high YesHigh
Evaluation of Co-location Arrangements and the Policies and Practices towards Provincial / Territorial Representation Abroad

Aligning with government priorities

Strengthening our international platform

Improving service to Canadians

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (External Communication, Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)

NoneLow  Medium

International Business Development (IBD) Meta Evaluation

Summative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada

Developing Canada-EU economic partnership

Implementing Global Commerce Strategy

Medium (Transformation; Litigation, treaty, or trade disputes)

2007-2008:
Germany

2006-2007:
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

2004-2005:
Mexico

Very high  high

Canada Investment Fund for Africa (CIFA) -Mid-Term Review

Formative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada: boosting Canadian commercial engagement in the world.Medium (Resource Alignment)NoneVery high  Medium

Life Sciences Practice

Formative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada

Implementing Global Commerce Strategy and boosting Canadian commercial engagement in the world

Transforming the Department

Medium (Transformation, Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)NoneMedium  High

Client Service Fund (CSF)

Summative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada

Increase Canada’s global competitiveness

Medium (Transformation; Litigation, treaty, or trade disputes)2005-2006High  Medium

Global Commerce Strategy (GCS)

Formative Evaluation

Greater economic opportunity for Canada

Transforming the Department

Medium (Transformation; Litigation, treaty, or trade disputes)NoneVery highYes High

Passport Canada -Lessons Learned

Summative Evaluation

Transforming the Department

Improving service to Canadians

High (Information for decision making)

Medium (Transformation; Resource alignment)

NoneVery high  High

Common Services Abroad

Summative Evaluation

Transforming the Department

Improving service to Canadians

Focus on missions

Simplify business processes

High (Process and control compliance; Information for decision making and reporting; Alignment with partners)

Medium (Business recovery)

NoneHigh  Medium

Terms and Conditions for a Class of Contributions in Support of International Environmental Program

Formative Evaluation

Aligning with government priorities

High (Information for decision making and reporting; Alignment with partners)

Medium (Internal dependencies)

NoneHigh YesLow
LandminesGlobal peace and securityHigh (Process and control compliance) Medium (External communication; Litigation, treaty or trade disputes)NoneHigh YesHigh

Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF)

Summative Evaluation

Global peace and security

High (Information for decision

making; Alignment with partners)

Medium (Internal dependencies)

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (External Communication, Litigation, treaty, or trade disputes)

2008-2009

2007-2008:
Sudan

2008-2009:
Haiti

Very high YesHigh

Political Economic Renewal Initiative (New Way Forward)

Formative Evaluation

Transforming the Department

Strengthening our international platform

Focus on Core business

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (External Communication, Litigation, Treaty, or trade disputes)

NoneHigh  Medium

Transformation Agenda

Formative Evaluation

Transforming the Department

Greater economic opportunities for Canada

Aligning with government priorities

Improving service to Canadians

Medium (Transformation)NoneVery high  High

Performance Management Program and Learning Plans for Employees

Summative Evaluation

Transforming the DepartmentHigh (Human capital)NoneHigh  High

Americas Strategy

Formative Evaluation

United States and Hemisphere

Promotion of greater economic prosperity, security and democratic governance through enhanced bilateral and multilateral engagement in the Americas

High (Information for decision making; Alignment with partners)

Medium (Internal dependencies)

NoneVery High  High

Staffing Operations and Client Service Effectiveness

Summative Evaluation

Transforming the Department

Renewing our human resources

High (Human capital)NoneHigh  High

Public Diplomacy (Academic Relations)

Summative Evaluation

Promotion of greater economic prosperity, security and democratic governance through enhanced bilateral and multilateral engagement

High (Process and control compliance)

Medium (External Communication, Litigation, treaty, or trade disputes)

2005-2006Very high  Medium

Evaluation Framework (PDF Version, 140 KB)*

Office of the Inspector General


Footnotes:

1 As per Program Activity Architecture version approved by TBS June 7, 2007

2 Evaluations shaded in grey are evaluations started in 2008-2009 to be completed in 2009-2010

3 Evaluations shaded in tan are evaluations conducted by OGDs that may have recommendations for and request management responses from DFAIT

4 Evaluations shaded in blue are evaluations that will start in FY 2009/2010 but will be completed in FY 2010/2011

5 As per Program Activity Architecture version approved by TBS June 7, 2007.

6 As per Program Activity Architecture version approved by TBS June 7, 2007.

7 As per Program Activity Architecture version approved by TBS June 7, 2007.

8 As per Program Activity Architecture version approved by TBS June 7, 2007.


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