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Attribution

The extent to which a reasonable causal connection can be made between a specific outcome and the activities and outputs of a government policy, program or initiative

(Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. "Results Based Management Lexicon." Results Based Management <http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rma>)

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Attribution refers to that which is to be credited for the observed changes or results achieved. It represents the extent to which observed effects can be attributed to a specific intervention taking account of other interventions, confounding factors (anticipated or unanticipated), or external shocks.

 

References

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2002). Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management. Paris. Retrieved on June 25, 2008, from http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/29/21/2754804.pdf

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2007). “Outline of Principles of Impact Evaluation”. Retrieved on June 25, 2008, from http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/16/37671602.pdf

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. "Results Based Management Lexicon." Results Based Management. http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rma

     

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