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Diplomacy, Trade and International Assistance Coherence in the Asia-Pacific Branch, 2015-16 to 2020-21

About the evaluation

Global Affairs Canada’s Evaluation Division conducted a thematic evaluation of the Asia-Pacific Branch (OGM) that examined coherence across business lines, including diplomacy, trade and international assistance, from 2015-16 to 2020-21. It is the third in a series of 4 geographical coherence evaluations. Its main objectives were to assess the extent to which OGM operated in a coherent manner and to examine the factors that either fostered or hindered the ability of streams to collaborate on shared mandates and outcomes.

Key findings

The following factors were found to be the most important in determining the level of coherence in the Asia-Pacific Branch:


  1. OGM should identify tangible cross-stream initiatives and provide guidance to staff to ensure that collaboration across the streams materializes.
  2. OGM should increase OGM streams’ knowledge of other OGM streams.
  3. OGM should establish incentives to further motivate staff to engage in joint initiatives.
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