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A Teaching Topic in Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Evaluation Uses

This teaching topic teaches students the purposes of program and policy evaluation in the public sector. Students are provided with an overview of public sector evaluation in Canada, and discuss the major challenges faced by evaluators and evaluation units in the current environment.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5420):

Mayne, John. “Audit and Evaluation in Public Management: Challenges, Reforms, and Different Roles.” Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 21(2006), 1, 11-45.

McDavid, James C., and Irene Huse, “Will Evaluation Prosper in the Future?,” Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 21: 3 (2006), 47-72.

Shepherd, Robert. “In Search of a Balanced Canadian Federal Evaluation Function:
Getting to Relevance.” Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 26(Spring 2012), 2, 1-45.

Treasury Board Secretariat. Evaluation Policy, 2009

Treasury Board Secretariat. Evaluation Directives, 2009

Source: PADM 5420 Syllabus, 2012

Page Created By: Matthew Seddon, 30 June 2013


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