Rolling Five-Year Development Evaluation Work Plan

2015-2016 – 2019-2020

June 2015

Table of Contents

Deputy Head Confirmation Note

I approve Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s (DFATD) international development related departmental evaluation plan (DEP) for the fiscal years 2015-2016 to 2019-2020, which I submit to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as required by the Policy on Evaluation.

As per sections 6.1.8 of the policy, I confirm that the following evaluation coverage requirements are met and reflected in this five-year DEP:

As per section 6.1.7, I confirm that this five year DEP:

I will ensure that this plan is updated annually, and I will provide information about its implementation to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, as required.

 

 

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Peter M. Boehm
Deputy Minister of International Development

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Date

List of Abbreviations

CDPF
Country Development Programming Framework
CEE
Centre of Excellence for Evaluation (TBS)
CES
Canadian Evaluation Society
CIDA
Former Canadian International Development Agency
DAC/EVALNET
Network on Development Evaluation of the Development Assistance Committee (of the OECD)
DEP
Departmental Evaluation Plan
DFAIT
Former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
DFATD
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
DPR
Departmental Performance Report
EGM
Europe, Middle East and Maghreb
FAA
Financial Administration Act
FTE
Full-time equivalent
FY
Fiscal Year
Gs&Cs
Grants and Contributions
KFM
Partnerships for Development Innovation
MAF
Mutual Accountability Framework
MC
Memorandum to Cabinet
MDGs
Millennium Development Goals
MFM
Global Issues and Development
MNCH
Maternal Newborn and Child Health
MOPAN
Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network
NGM
Americas
OECD/DAC
Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation
OGM
Asia Pacific
O&M
Operations and Management
PAA
Program Alignement Architecture
PCE
Development Evaluation Division
PFM
Strategic Policy
RFP
Request for Proposal
RPP
Report on Plans and Priorities
SGD
Grants and Contributions Management Bureau
SoPM
State of Performance Measurement
TB
Treasury Board
TBS
Treasury Board Secretariat
UN
United Nations
UNEG
United Nations Evaluation Group
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
WGM
Sub-Saharan Africa
ZIE
Foreign Affairs and Trade Evaluation Division

Executive Summary

The Rolling Five-Year Development Evaluation Work Plan (hereafter, the Plan) identifies corporate evaluations scheduled for FY 2015-2016 to FY 2019-2020, with a focus on FY 2015-2016. The Plan also includes a list of Branch-led evaluations planned for FY 2015-2016.

In January 2015, the Development Evaluation Division (PCE) conducted a review of DFATD’s evaluation universe Footnote 1 in order to ensure full evaluation coverage of the Department’s direct development program spending over 5 years. The plan has been developed to achieve that requirement.

Planned Evaluation Work – FY 2015-2016

In FY 2015-2016, PCE will initiate and/or complete the following evaluations:

Further, the Development Evaluation Division will:

Resources

If fully executed, this work plan would require an operations and management (O&M) budget of $2.0 million for FY 2015-2016, and a salary budget of $1.7 million for 15 full-time equivalents (FTEs).  

In FY 2015-2016, the Development Evaluation Division will undergo a significant staff transition. Workplanning will take account of this temporary period of reduced capacity by delaying initiation of certain evaluations to later in the fiscal year when new staff will be in place. This work plan puts forward the completion of 16 corporate evaluations in 2015-2016, 9 of which were initiated in 2014-2015.

1.0   Background

1.1     Introduction

The scope and content of this Plan is consistent with the requirements of the 2006 Financial Administration Act (FAA) and the 2009 Treasury Board (TB) Policy on Evaluation. The Plan positions DFATD’s Development Evaluation Division to achieve 100% evaluation coverage of development grants and contributions and direct program spending as required by the FAA and the 2009 TB Policy on Evaluation, while contributing to the Department’s learning and decision making needs. Footnote 6

1.2     Context

Strong demand for credible evaluation of the results of international aid expenditures remains a priority for expert constituencies and the general public. Responding to this fundamental accountability requirement will remain a central purpose of the development evaluation function.

At the same time, the Government of Canada continues to encourage departments to use evaluation to strengthen programs. There is an increasing commitment to innovation and learning in DFATD’s development programming - a purposeful effort to design, pilot and scale up the most effective and cost efficient ways of supporting poverty reduction. In this context, program planners and managers need feedback on what works well and why. Facilitating such learning is increasingly an important aim for both corporate and Branch-led development evaluation at DFATD.

1.3     International Year of Evaluation – 2015

EvalPartners, Footnote 7 the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, declared 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation at the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities held in São Paulo in 2013. It was later endorsed by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and acknowledged by United Nations General Assembly in a standalone resolution, titled"Capacity building for the evaluation of development activities at the country level" adopted in December 2014.
EvalPartners’s Guiding Principles for the International Year of Evaluation are:

This renewed emphasis on evaluation has particular implications for the Development Evaluation Division. There will be an expectation of increased engagement with developing country evaluation practitioners in executing DFATD development evaluations. There will also be an increasing number of country-led and joint evaluations, in line with the 2005 Paris Declaration principles. Other global trends include enhancing both donors and partners’ evaluative capacities and adhering to recognized international standards (such as the OECD/DAC and UNEG) in evaluation.

In 2015, countries also came together to begin work on a Post-2015 Development Agenda. This Agenda will address the unfinished business of the MDGs, and integrates social, economic and environmental priorities. As of January 2015, formal intergovernmental negociations have started, and will culminate in a UN Summit in September 2015, where a global Agenda is expected to be set out. Footnote 8

2.0   DFATD’s Development Evaluation Function

2.1     DFATD Context

The Development Evaluation Division is part of DFATD’s Strategic Policy Branch. It leads corporate evaluations that provide Canadians, Parliamentarians, Ministers, central agencies, partners, beneficiaries and DFATD’s management with credible, evidence-based assessments of the relevance and performance of the Department’s development strategies, programs and projects.

DFATD’s Development Evaluation Committee is comprised of six external experts and four DFATD senior executives (including the Deputy Minister of International Development, who chairs the committee). The Committee acts as an advisory body to the Deputy Minister on development evaluation activities.

Program branches fund and manage their own project level and thematic evaluations (i.e. Branch-led or Program-led). The Development Evaluation Division provides technical advice and quality assurance services for branch-led efforts. These evaluations typically cover investments below the sub-program level of the Program Alignment Architecture, and because they are intended to benefit development partners, are funded from the department’s aid rather than operating budget, as per DFATD’s Terms and Conditions for International Development Assistance.  

Both corporate and branch-led evaluations use external consultants for aspects of evaluation execution. In the case of corporate evaluations, consultants are primarily used for data gathering and analysis, while overall design, final reports and recommendations are generally prepared in-house.

2.2     Responsibilities of the Development Evaluation Division

The Development Evaluation Division is responsible for:

2.3     Responsibilities of Program Branches

Program branches are responsible for:

3.0   Developing the Work Plan

3.1    Key considerations

The following considerations were taken into account when developing this plan: 

3.2     Coverage, Sequencing and Risk Analysis

In January 2015, the Development Evaluation Division conducted a review of DFATD’s development evaluation universe in order to ensure full evaluation coverage of the Department’s direct developmental program spending over 5 years.

At the same time, an examination of the sequencing of evaluations was undertaken so that their usefulness and value would be optimized. As recommended by the Treasury Board Secretariat, sequencing was informed by considering a combination of needs and evaluation risks.Footnote 10 The proposed sequencing of evaluations in the current five-year cycle is outlined in Annex 1. A description of the Department’s evaluation universe can be found in Annex 5.

3.3     Ongoing Evaluations

Some evaluations are implemented over multiple fiscal years, sometimes due to scale and/or complexity. In addition to the planned evaluations described in Section 4 of this document, the Development Evaluation Division will complete several ongoing evaluations. These include:

EvaluationExpected Completion Date Footnote 11
Mozambique/Tanzania Country Program EvaluationSummer 2015
Bangladesh Country Program EvaluationFall 2015
South Sudan Country Program EvaluationSpring 2016
Canada Investment Fund for AfricaSummer 2015
Development Partner countries in the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Footnote 12Fall 2015
Muskoka Formative EvaluationSummer 2015
Partners for Development ProgramWinter 2015
United Nations Population FundSummer 2015
Meta-evaluation of Branch-led EvaluationsSpring 2016

4.0  New Evaluations for FY 2015-2016

4.1  Country Program Evaluations

In FY 2015-2016, PCE will initiate the country program evaluation for Vietnam and an evaluation of development partner countries in Africa.Footnote 13 An evaluation of Regional Programs covering the Inter-American, Pan-African and Southeast Asia regions will be initiated in late 2015-2016.

4.2  Multilateral and Global Organizations Evaluations

In recent years, PCE has used the OECD-DAC EvalNet methodology, intended to be done jointly among donors, to assess the development effectiveness of multilateral organizations. Canada is also playing an active role in a multi-donor network – the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN). In 2015, the OECD-DAC Evalnet and MOPAN methodologies will be integrated to ensure greater coordination and reduce the evaluation burden on international organizations. 

Following this integration, MOPAN will increase the number of organisations it assesses to approximately 12-14 organisations over two-year periods. Decisions about which organizations will be assessed from 2015 onwards will be taken in 2015-2016.

As it will not be assessed by MOPAN, an evaluation of the International Organization of La Francophonie will be carried out in collaboration with the Foreign Affairs and Trade Evaluation Division using a jointly agreed-upon methodology in FY 2015-2016.

4.3  Meta Evaluations

In 2015-2016, a meta-evaluation to assess the quality of Branch-led evaluations will be initiated. As well, the annual report on the State of Performance Measurement will be prepared.

4.4     Thematic Evaluations

Following the recent Portfolio Review of DFATD’s Natural Resource Governance Projects and the evaluability assessment of Canada’s development assistance on extractives and sustainable development, an evaluation on this theme will be initiated in late 2015-2016.

5.0  Additional Development Evaluation Division Activities for FY 2015-2016

5.1     Support to Branch-led Evaluations

The Development Evaluation Division will:

5.2     Evaluation Requirements in Treasury Board Submissions

Over the past few years there have been several evaluation-related requirements articulated in Treasury Board Submissions. Six of theses 31 evaluation requirements, articulated to Treasury Board between 2006-2007 and 2014-2015, are the responsibility of the Development Evaluation Division. The remaining 25 are the responsibility of the implicated program branches. Annex 4 provides a list of these evaluation requirements. 

5.3     Optimizing the Use and Knowledge Benefits from Evaluations

Development evaluations at DFATD create a source of information to inform decision making on investments and program improvement, but also to feed into strategic reviews, renewals of terms and conditions, Treasury Board submissions, the Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP), the Departmental Performance Reports (DPR), and Memoranda to Cabinet.

While DFATD has traditionally benefited from an evaluative culture, there remains a need to optimize the use of findings, recommendations and lessons learned from evaluations. The Development Evaluation Division will review its approach to the use and dissemination of evaluation knowledge. It will implement a new Standard Operating Procedure for finalising evaluations through increased engemeent with the department, and it will refine a guide that seeks to increase the use of evaluation findings, recommendations and lessons learned. A meta-synthesis of corporate and decentralised evaluations will also be conducted in order to provide input to medium term planning processes.

A Report on Lessons Learned from Development Evaluations will be produced in order to ensure the wide dissemination of evaluation knowledge in 2015. This report communicates key lessons derived from corporate evaluations. 

In 2015-2016, the Development Evaluation Division will:

5.4     Neutral Assessment of DFATD Evaluation Functions

In 2015-2016, a neutral assessment of the DFATD’s evaluation functions will be carried out as part of the Department’s compliance with the TB Policy on Evaluation. It will examine the level of compliance with the Policy.

5.5     Corporate Engagement

Input will be provided to corporate initiatives, such as: the Departmental Performance Report (DPR); the Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP); and Management Accountability Framework (MAF). DFATD’s Program Committee will be engaged in periodic review of the status of implementation of corporate evaluation plans and recommendations.

5.6     Strategic Networks and Country Capacity

Constructive working relationships with the Foreign Affairs and Trade Evaluation Division, and the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Centre of Excellence for Evaluation (CEE) will be maintained. Dynamic participation in the Government of Canada’s EvalConnex’s group, which is a working space for the federal evaluation community managed by CEE, will be undertaken. More active participation in the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) will also be pursued.

Internationally, the Development Evaluation Division will continue its engagement with the Network on Development Evaluation of the Development Assistance Committee (of the OECD) in order to remain abreast of emerging thinking in the field of international development evaluation. It will also play an active role in the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) as a member of its Technical Working Group and Steering Committee, with a view to promoting the uptake of an integrated methodology to assess the development effectiveness of multilateral organizations.
On-going relationships with the Nordic + Evaluation Group and 3ie (a network on impact evaluation) will continue to be pursued. The EvalPartners initiative to build evaluation capacity in developing countries will be monitored.

Ongoing engagement with these communities of practice is important to maintain and strengthen PCE’s expertise and value-added through continued exposure to leading development evaluation practices and approaches. 

6.0   Program-Led Evaluation Plans for FY 2015-2016

Program branches conduct evaluations to improve the effectiveness of their projects and programs, to the benefit of developing countries and institutions.  

The following section describes the evaluation activities planned by programming branches during FY 2015-2016. Branch-led activities complement the Development Evaluation Division’s work.

6.1     Geographic Branches – Evaluations Planned for FY 2015-2016

Evaluations in the geographic branches are mainly mid-term or final project evaluations. However, these branches are increasingly using innovative approaches such as clustering projects/countries and thematic evaluations to be able to respond to their needs.
The list below provides the plan for geographic branches for FY 2015-2016:

Geographic Branches
CountryInitiative
Americas
HaitiHospital in Gonaïves
HaitiTechnical Support in Haiti
HaitiElectoral Transition Support  (PNUD/NDI)
HaitiRevenue Generation
HaitiStrengthening of Public Management
HaitiAgriculture Finance and Insurance System in Haiti
HaitiHaiti Centre for Professional Training (CFPH CANADO)
HaitiVolunteer Cooperation in sustainable economic growth (phase II)
ColombiaAssistance to Landmine Survivors (Handicap International)
ColombiaProtecting Children’s Education in South-West Colombia (Save the Children / NRC)
PeruStrengthening the Management of the Education Sector (GRADE)
PeruSustainable and Efficient Management of Energy Resources in Peru (PROSEMER )
HondurasPrevention and Control of Chagas and Leishmaniasis Diseases (COCHALE)
HondurasEducation for All (Joint Donor Evaluation led by the Government of Honduras)
HondurasEducation for All Common Fund 
BoliviaActive Communities for Healthy Mothers and Children in Bolivia’
Inter-AmericanSustainable Energy Access for LAC Region (OLADE)
CarribeanRegional Integration and Trade (CTCP)
CarribeanStrengthening Distance Education in the Caribbean (S-DEC)
CarribeanCanada-Caribbean Leadership Program (CLP)
CarribeanEntrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC)
CarribeanCaribbean Local Economic Development (CARILED)
Sub-Saharan Africa
Pan-Africa Regional ProgramPan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA ) IV
EthiopiaDigital Opportunity Trust
GhanaFood Security and Environment Facility - Government of Ghana
GhanaGreater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW)
GhanaResilient and Sustainable Livelihoods Transformation in Northern Ghana
GhanaGhana Environment Management Project
GhanaTechnical Assistance for the Growth and Poverty Reduction Program – GoG
MaliStrengthening Decentralized Health Systems
MaliHealth Workers Training (DECLIC)
MaliSupport to Agricultural Sector Supply Chains
MozambiqueInhambane Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (IRWSSP)
South SudanBuilding Community Resilience (project implemented by the Canadian Red Cross)
TanzaniaLegal Sector Reform Program
TanzaniaTanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) II
TanzaniaTanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA)
TanzaniaImproving Access to Financial services
TanzaniaSupport to the Ethics Secretariat
SenegalTeachers Training Using a Competency-based Approach
South AfricaPublic Sector Anti-Corruption Training (DPSA)
South AfricaChild Protection Surveilance Project (DSD)
South AfricaBuilding a Capable State (GTAC/DPME)
Asia-Pacific
AfghanistanTeacher Certification and Accreditation Project
AfghanistanImproving Nutrition for Mothers, Newborns and Children in Afghanistan
AfghanistanMaternal and Under Five Nutrition and Child Health
AfghanistanPromoting Women’s Political Participation in Afghanistan
BangladeshImproving Health and Nutrition for Hard-to-Reach Mothers and Children
BurmaBuilding Social Capital: Burma Border Assistance Program
IndonesiaBetter Approaches to Service Provision
IndonesiaSupport to Indonesia’s Islands of Integrity
IndonesiaRestoring Coastal Livelihoods
IndonesiaAgroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi: Linking Knowledge with Actions
PakistanEnhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth Project
VietnamSoc Trang Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development
VietnamHa Tinh Agricultural Development
Europe, Middle East and Maghreb
MENAMENA MSME Technical Assistance Facility
MoroccoEducation Reform Through Competency-Based Approach
Ukraine2014 Elections support
UkraineJudicial Education for Economic Growth (JEEG)
West Bank and GazaImproved Framework Conditions for Palestinian Businesses
West Bank and GazaCapacity Development for Facilitating Palestinian Trade
West Bank and GazaExport Development in the West Bank
West Bank and GazaSupport to the Palestinian Prosecution (Sharaka)
West Bank and GazaCourthouses Construction

6.2     Partnerships for Development Innovation – Evaluations Planned for FY 2015-2016

The Partnerships for Development Innovation Branch (KFM) maintains its own Rolling Four-Year Evaluation Plan (2014-2015 - 2017-2018) which focuses on Branch-specific thematic and project evaluations. 

Thematic evaluations examine several development interventions under a specific theme (e.g., capacity building, innovation and local governance) to identify successful models of intervention and share lessons. This method allows for a comparative evaluation of a mix of small and large projects in various countries, many of which would have never been evaluated due to resource constraints and other operational issues.

Project evaluations assess the performance of projects in progress (formative) or completed (summative) in terms of producing anticipated results and value for money. This approach is more appropriate for larger investments and those subject to Treasury Board evaluation requirements.

For FY 2015-2016, KFM plans to execute the following evaluations:

Thematic Evaluations

Project Evaluations(as per TBS requirements)

6.3     Global Issues and Development – Evaluations Planned for FY 2015-2016

Global Issues and Development Branch (MFM) engages in three distinct types of programming and therefore engages in three distinct approaches to evaluations.

Long-Term Institutional Support – Canada, both as a member of the governing board and through direct consultation with the institution, participates actively alongside other donors in evaluation processes of multilateral organisations, including reviewing evaluations and providing direction on recommendations. Key evaluations being completed in 2015-2016 by multilateral organisations we support include:

As noted earlier, overarching assessments of key partners will be done through MOPAN and multi-donor Development Effectiveness Reviews.

Global Initiatives – Each global initiative supported by DFATD has a strong monitoring and reporting component. These evaluations generally take the form of mid-term and final evaluations. In most cases, the evaluation is conducted by the partner. DFATD, and other donors, frequently play a role in the process but the relationship is supportive rather than prescriptive. In a few instances, DFATD conducts the evaluation. Examples of evaluations of global initiatives taking place in 2015-2016 supported by MFM include:

International Humanitarian Assistance – Although DFATD supports evaluations conducted by our humanitarian partners on their programming, DFATD also supports system-wide initiatives to asses how the humanitarian response system as a whole is meeting identified needs. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) conducts evaluations to promote transparency, accountability and learning through systematic and objective judgments about the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of humanitarian interventions.

DFATD also supports specific learning and evaluation mechanisms, such as the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). In almost all instances, DFATD’s NGO partners include monitoring and evaluation as part of their projects – this pertains to both emergency response and complex humanitarian initiatives. In some cases, DFATD conducts an evaluation. In addition to real-time evaluations following a crisis, examples of evaluations being undertaken in 2015-2016 include:

There are also occasions when, above and beyond Canada’s governance role in multilateral and global institutions, MFM carries out branch-led evaluations. In particular, MFM has developed the Gender Equality Institutional Assessment (GEIA) methodology to facilitate assessments of our partners’ ability to plan, achieve, monitor and report on gender equality results. The list below provides an evaluation plan for FY 2015-2016 evaluations that MFM is leading.

Evaluations led by MFM

7.0   Budget

In 2015-2016, the Development Evaluation Division will undergo a significant staff transition. Workplanning has taken account of this temporary period of reduced capacity by delaying initiation of certain evaluations to later in the fiscal year when new staff will be in place.

For 2015-2016, a total of 16 evaluations are planned, comprising 9 ongoing and 8 new evaluations. Although this is slightly lower than in the previous year (18), given the human resources transition this remains a high degree of productivity.

An operations and management (O&M) budget of $2.0 million is planned for FY 2015-2016, along with a salary budget of $1.7 million and a staff complement of 15 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in order to implement ongoing and new evaluations.

Annex 1 - On-going Program of Grants and Contributions

Select Organization: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (incl. EDC)
Identify PAA used: 2015-2016
Spending Source Used (include Year): Main Estimates (2015-2016)
Identify total organizational spending ($) (e.g. Total Budget Main Estimates, Total Expenditures of the Public Accounts, etc.): 2,745,392,615

Five Year Evaluation Schedule
IdentifierLink to PAAFootnote 14  #(s)Proposed Title of the EvaluationIdentify Policy on Evaluation Coverage Requirement:Horizontal Evaluation (Indicate No/Lead/ Participant)Footnote 15Involves Public Opinion ResearchFootnote 16Date Last Evaluated (Deputy Head Approval Date)
(M/Y)
Planned Evaluation Start Date (M/Y)Planned Deputy Head Approval Date
(M/Y)
Estimated G&C Value ($)Footnote 17 Footnote 18Estimated ValueFootnote 19 (Including Gs&Cs)
($)
Comments
1314.1SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Tanzania and Mozambique Cluster Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoT: 02/2006
M: 02/2010
03/201304/2016$160,000,000$161,788,482Main Estimate figures for Mozambique and Tanzania combined.
1415.1SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Bangladesh Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo01/200904/201404/2016$60,000,000$60,000,000 
1415.2SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
South Sudan Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo12/201004/201509/2016$60,000,000$61,284,612 
1415.3SO 3.2.1Canada Investment Fund for Africa (CIFA)Ongoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201404/2016$0$0Sunsetting program with no budget allocated for FY2015/2016
1415.4SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Development Partner Countries  Evaluation/formerly Countries of Modest Presence (Americas, Asia and the Middle East)Ongoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201404/2016  $109,500,000  $110,290,552Countries covered include Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco.
1415.5SO 3.2.4United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201404/2016$15,600,000$15,600,000 
1415.6SO 3.2.2Muskoka Formative EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201404/2016$0$0This is a thematic evaluation. Funds are disbursed through geographic branches, thus also covered in country program evaluations.
1415.7SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Partners for Development ProgramOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201404/2016$235,155,361$235,155,361Estimated values based on a 90%/10% split between the two Programs in KFM.
1516.1SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.3  
Vietnam Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo07/201004/201510/2016$20,000,000$20,000,000 
1516.2SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Development Partner Countries Evaluation/formerly Countries of Modest Presence (Africa)Ongoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201510/2016$92,000,000   $92,583,737Covers Benin, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya
1516.3SO 3.2.1Formative Evaluation of Canada’s Development Assistance on Extractives and Sustainable Development.Ongoing Programs of Grants and ContributionHorizontal ParticipantNoN/A  $0$0This is a thematic evaluation. Funds are disbursed through geographic branches, thus also covered in country program evaluations.
1516.4SO 3.2.4International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201404/2016$5,200,000$5,200,000 
1516.5SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Evaluation of Regional Programs (Inter-American, Pan-African, Southeast Asia)Ongoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo07/201104/201510/2016$61,000,000$63,005,424 
Total Year 1$818,455,361$824,908,168 
1617.1SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Senegal Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo02/201104/201604/2017$60,000,000$60,877,831 
1617.2SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Honduras Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo09/201104/201604/2017$23,000,000$23,000,000 
1617.3SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Peru Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo07/201204/201604/2017$25,000,000$25,000,000 
1617.4SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
Ukraine Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo06/201104/201510/2016$50,000,000$50,152,542Moved to FY 2016/17 because Program Audit in FY 2015/16
1617.5SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.4
African Development Bank (AfDB) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo10/201304/201604/2017$131,157,009$131,157,009Direct Payment ($103.1M) and General Capital Increase ($28,057,009).
1617.6SO 3.2.4United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo04/201204/201604/2017$40,000,000$40,000,000 
1617.7SO 3.2.4Global Fund to Fight for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201604/2017$216,666,667$216,666,667 
1617.8SO 3.2.4
SO 3.3.2
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201604/2017$29,400,000$29,400,000Included in the universe for the first time
1617.9SO 3.3.1
SO 3.3.2
Humanitarian Assistance EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo08/201204/201604/2017$243,800,000$243,800,000MFM's Humaniatrian Assistance Base Budget ($318.8), of which $75M going to Food Security sub-activity for CFGB ($25M), WFP (Core) ( $25M) and School Feeding Program with WFP ($25M).  Amount  excludes any additional funds received for humanitarian crisis, and access to Crisis Pool
1617.10SO 3.2.4Commonwealth Institutions ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201510/2016$2,600,000$2,600,000Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation + Commonwealth of Learning
1617.11SO 3.2.4
SO 3.3.2
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201510/2016$12,600,000$12,600,000Undertake by MOPAN. Further details will be added as decisions are made.
1617.12SO 3.2.4Global Environmental Facility (GEF) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201510/2016$54,750,000$54,750,000Undertake by MOPAN. Further details will be added as decisions are made.
1617.13SO 3.2.3
SO 3.2.4
SO 3.3.2
World Food Programme (WFP) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201510/2016$25,000,000$25,000,000Undertake by MOPAN. Further details will be added as decisions are made.
1617.14SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.4
Caribbean Development Bank ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201510/2016$16,705,000$16,705,000Undertake by MOPAN. Further details will be added as decisions are made.
Total Year 2$930,678,676$931,709,049 
1718.1SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Mali Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo02/201404/201704/2018$95,000,000$95,899,450 
1718.2SO 3.2.1Caribbean Regional Program evaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo02/201304/201704/2018$50,000,000$50,000,000 
1718.3SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Colombia Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo04/201304/201704/2018$30,000,000$30,000,000 
1718.4SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.4
Asian Development Bank (ADB) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo01/201304/201704/2018$47,690,125$47,690,125 
1718.5SO 3.2.4World Health Organization (WHO) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo12/201204/201704/2018$15,000,000$15,000,000This amount is equivalent to MFM’s reference level budget for global health initiatives
1718.6SO 3.2.4Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201704/2018$10,000,000$10,000,000 
1718.7SO 3.2.4Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/200904/201704/2018$4,860,000$4,860,000 
1718.8SO 3.2.4
SO 3.3.2
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201704/2018$5,400,000$5,400,000Included in the universe for the first time
1718.9SO 3.2.4GAVI Alliance (GAVI) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201704/2018$90,000,000$90,000,000Included in the universe for the first time
Total Year 3$347,950,125$348,849,575 
1819.1SO 3.2.4United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/201504/201804/2019$16,200,000$16,200,000 
1819.2SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.4
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo02/201504/201804/2019$13,619,615$13,619,615 
1819.3SO 3.2.4International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ReviewOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo08/201504/201804/2019$22,500,000$22,500,000Base ($12.5 M) + Initiative: Complementary Fund for Climate Change Adaptation ($10 M).
1819.4SO 3.2.4
SO 3.3.2
Canadian Foodgrains BankOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201804/2019$25,000,000$25,000,000Included in the universe for the first time
1819.5SO 3.2.2Muskoka Initiative Summative EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201804/2019$0$0 
1819.6SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Global Citizens ProgramOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201804/2019$26,128,373$26,128,373Estimated values based on a 90%/10% split between the two Programs in KFM. 
Total Year 4$103,447,988$103,447,988 
1920.1SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2  
Haiti Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo01/201504/201904/2020$90,000,000$90,000,000 
1920.2SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.3
SO 3.3.1
West Bank / Gaza Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo08/201504/201904/2020$65,000,000$65,652,718 
1920.3SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.3.1
Afghanistan Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo03/201504/201904/2020$100,000,000$100,000,000 
1920.4SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Ethiopia Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo08/201504/201904/2020$73,000,000$73,665,141 
1920.5SO 3.2.2
SO 3.2.3
Ghana Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo08/201504/201904/2020$80,000,000$80,746,338 
1920.6SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
Indonesia Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo08/201504/201904/2020$30,000,000$30,000,000 
1920.7SO 3.2.2Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201904/2020$0$0New country of focus. This amount has been included in the evaluation of countries of modest presence.
1920.8SO 3.1.2
SO 3.2.1
Burma Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201604/2017$13,000,000$13,000,000New country of focus.
1920.9SO 3.2.1Benin Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201604/2017$0$0New country of focus. This amount has been included in the evaluation of countries of modest presence.
1920.10SO 3.2.1EXCEED Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201604/2017$25,000,000$25,772,415New Program.
1920.10SO 3.2.1Mongolia Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201704/2018$4,000,000$4,000,000New country of focus.
1920.11SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Jordan Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201704/2018$0$0New country of focus. This amount has been included in the evaluation of countries of modest presence.
1920.12SO 3.2.1Philippines Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo06/200404/201804/2019$12,000,000$12,000,000New country of focus.
1920.13SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Burkina Faso Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNoN/A04/201804/2019$0$0New country of focus.  This amount has been included in the evaluation of countries of modest presence.
1920.14SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Mozambique Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo201504/201904/2020$0$0This amount is included in year 1 of this plan
1920.15SO 3.2.1
SO 3.2.2
Tanzania Country Program EvaluationOngoing Programs of Grants and ContributionNon-HorizontalNo201504/201904/2020$0$0This amount is included in year 1 of this plan
Total Year 5$492,000,000$494,836,612 
Operational Costs for multilateral and bilateral programs (this amount has been kept separate since information on direct allocation to particular programs was not available) $30,030,155 
Five-year Total$2,692,532,150$2,733,781,547 
Spending not subject to the Policy on Evaluation
Total spending not subject to the Policy on Evaluation  0 
Total  $2,733,781,547 
% of spending accounted for100%

Annex 2 - Five-year Evaluation Schedule

Five-year Evaluation Schedule
Title of Ongoing Program of Gs&CsFootnote 20Title of Corresponding Voted Gs&Cs Listed in the Main EstimatesEstimated Voted Gs&Cs Value ($)Footnote 21Estimated  Program Value ($)Program Start Date (M\Y)Footnote 22Program End Date (M/Y or ongoing)Date of Next Planned Evaluation (Expected Deputy Head Approval Date) (M/Y)Date Last Evaluated  (Deputy Head Approval Date) (M/Y)Title of Last EvaluationComments
Humanitarian assistanceInternational Humanitarian Assistance$243,800,000$243,800,000 OngoingApr-2017Aug-2012Evaluation of CIDA's Humanitarian Assistance 2005-2011 
AfghanistanInternational Security and Democratic Development, International Development, International Humanitarian Assistance$100,000,000$100,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2020Mar-2015Summative Evaluation of Canada’s Afghanistan Development Program 
Haiti International Development$90,000,000$90,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2020Jan-2015Evaluation of Canada-Haiti Cooperation (2006-2013) 
South SudanInternational Security and Democratic Development, International Development$60,000,000$61,284,612May-2009OngoingApr-2016Dec-2010A Multi-donor Evaluation of Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan 2005–2010 
West Bank and GazaInternational Security and Democratic Development, International Development, International Humanitarian Assistance$65,000,000$65,652,718May-2009OngoingApr-2020Aug-2015Evaluation of DFATD Development and Humanitarian Assistance Programming in West Bank and Gaza 
Bangladesh International Development$60,000,000$60,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2020Apr-2016Bangladesh Country Program Evaluation 2003-2008 
Ethiopia International Development$73,000,000$73,665,141May-2009OngoingApr-2020Aug-2015Ethiopia Country Program Evaluation 2003-2004 to 2008-2009 
GhanaInternational Development$80,000,000$80,746,338May-2009OngoingApr-2020Aug-2015Evaluation of CIDA's Program in Ghana 1999-2005 
Mali International Security and Democratic Development, International Development$95,000,000$95,899,450May-2009OngoingApr-2018Feb-2014Mali Country Program Evaluation 2006-2007 – 2010-2011 
MozambiqueInternational Development$70,000,000$71,197,801May-2009OngoingApr-2020Sep-2015Mozambique Country Program Evaluation 2004-2005 to 2008-2009 
SenegalInternational Development$60,000,000$60,877,831May-2009OngoingApr-2017Feb-2011Evaluation of CIDA's Senegal Program from 2001 to 2010 
Tanzania International Development$90,000,000$90,590,681May-2009OngoingApr-2020Sep-2015Evaluation of CIDA Tanzania Program 
VietnamInternational Development$20,000,000$20,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2016Jul-2010Evaluation of CIDA's Investments in Vietnam - July 2010  
Development Partner Countries (formerly Countries of Modest Presence in Americas, Asia and Middle East)International Security and Democratic Development; International Development; International Humanitarian Assistance$109,500,000$110,290,552n/aOngoingSep-2015n/a  
Development Partner Countries (formerly Countries of Modest Presence in Africa)International Security and Democratic Development, International Development, International Humanitarian Assistance$92,000,000$92,583,737n/aOngoingSep-2016n/a  
Caribbean Regional Program International Development$50,000,000$50,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2018Feb-2013Caribbean Regional Program Evaluation 2006-2011 
Colombia International Development$30,000,000$30,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2018Apr-2013Colombia Country Program Evaluation 2006-2011 
HondurasInternational Development$23,000,000$23,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2017Sep-2011Evaluation of CIDA's Honduras Program from 2002 to 2010 
Indonesia International Security and Democratic Development, International Development$30,000,000$30,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2019Jun-2014Evaluation of CIDA's Indonesia Program 
Peru International Development$25,000,000$25,000,000May-2009OngoingApr-2017Jul-2012Evaluation of CIDA's Peru Program from 2005 to 2010 
UkraineInternational Security and Democratic Development, International Development$50,000,000$50,152,542May-2009OngoingApr-2017Jun-2011Evaluation of CIDA's Ukraine Program from 2004 to 2009 
Democratic Republic of the CongoInternational Development$0$0 OngoingApr-2020n/a New country of focus
BurmaInternational Security and Democratic Development, International Development$13,000,000$13,000,000 OngoingApr-2020n/a New country of focus
BeninInternational Development$0$0 OngoingApr-2020n/a New country of focus
EXCEEED ProgramInternational Development$25,000,000$25,772,415 OngoingApr-2020n/a New Program
MongoliaInternational Development$4,000,000$4,000,000 OngoingApr-2020n/a New country of focus
JordanInternational Development$0$0 OngoingApr-2020Sep-2015Evaluation of DFATD Development Programming in former Countries of Modest Presence (Americas, Middle East, Asia) - FY 2009/2010 - 2013/2014New country of focus
PhilippinesInternational Development$12,000,000$12,000,000 OngoingApr-2020Jun-2004Philippines Contry Program Evaluation 1989/90 to 2001/02New country of focus
Regional ProgramsInternational Development$61,000,000$63,005,424 OngoingApr-2015Oct-2016 Includes EXCEED
Burkina FasoInternational Development$0$0 OngoingApr-2020n/a New country of focus
International development policy International Security and Democratic Development, International Development, International Humanitarian Assistance$0$0 Ongoingtbd2008Evaluation of CIDA's Implementation of its Policy on Gender Equality 
Multilateral and global programming and strategic relationshipsInternational Development; International Humanitarian Assistance$799,948,416$799,948,416Jul-2010OngoingSeveral datesSeveral datesVarious sub-program evaluations 
Partners for development Program International Security and Democratic Development, International Development, International Humanitarian Assistance$235,155,361$235,155,361 OngoingApr-2016n/a  
Global CitizensInternational Security and Democratic Development, International Development, International Humanitarian Assistance$26,128,373$26,128,373 OngoingApr-20192011Volunteer Cooperation Agreement Evaluation 
Operational Costs for multilateral and bilateral programs (this amount has been kept separate since information on direct allocation to particular programs was not available) $30,030,155 
Sub-Total$2,692,532,150$2,733,781,547 
% of the dollar value of Voted Grants and Contributions from the Main Estimates accounted for:100% 

Annex 3 - Resources Dedicated to the Evaluation Function

Resources Dedicated to the Evaluation Function
 Actual Spending
(FY 2014-2015)
Forecasted Spending(Budget)
(FY 2015-2016)
Forecasted Spending(Budget)
(FY 2016-2017)
Salaries$1.7m$1.7m$1.7m
Contracted Services – Specific to Evaluations$1.8m$1.8m$2.0m
Operations and Maintenance (excluding Contracted Services Specific to Evaluations)$0.21m$0.2m$0.3m
Total$3.71m$3.7m$4.0m
FTEs (#)191515

Annex 4 - Evaluation Requirements to TBSFootnote 23

The table below presents specific evaluation requirements indicated in the TB Submissions that were approved between FY 2007-2008 and FY 2014-2015. It excludes evaluation requirements already completed.

Note: * PB: Program Branch             PCE: Development Evaluation Division

Corporate/Department Wide

TB Submission (abridged title): Muskoka Initiative

Lead*: PCE

Evaluation Requirements made to TBS and TB Conditions: Formative evaluation initated in 2014-2015, and to be completed in 2015-2016.

Country Programs

TB Submission (abridged title)Lead*Evaluation Requirements made to TBS and TB Conditions
1. Canada Investment Fund for AfricaPCESummative evaluation to be completed by FY 2015-2016.
2. Pakistan (Debt Relief)PBJoint Partner-led evaluation currently underway (2015)
3. Tanzania (Education Sector)PBA review in FY 2015-2016.
4. Palestinian Authority’s Justice SectorPBProject delayed; evaluation timelines to be re-determined once re-scoping approved.
5. Support to Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s (AKFC) initiative entitled ‘Regional Maternal, Newborn and Children Health Centers and Comprehensive Health Program in Afghanistan’.PBAKFC-led evaluation currently underway
6. Funding to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (2014-15 to 2016-17)PBEvaluations to be planned and managed through the World Bank
7. West Bank Gaza Courthouses ProjectPBMid-term evaluation currently underway
Summative evaluation to be completed FY 2017-2018
8. National Irrigation Program in Mali (2014-15 to 2018-19)PBSummative evaluation to be completed FY 2018-2019
9. Support to Senegal Education Sector (2013-14 to 2017-18)PBMid-term evaluation to be completed FY 2015-2016
Summative evaluation to be completed FY 2018-2019
10. Support to the Bangladesh Health and Education Sectors (2012-13 to 2016-17)PBJoint-donor evaluations:
Mid-term evaluation completed in 2014-2015
Summative evaluation to be completed FY 2016-2017
11. Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) Support to Ethiopia's agriculture sector – (2012-13 to 2016-17).PBJoint-donor evaluations:
WB-led impact evaluation completed in 2013
WB-led impact evaluation to be completed in FY 2015-2016

Partnerships for Development Innovation

TB Submission (abridged title)Lead*Evaluation Requirements made to TBS and TB Conditions
1. Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (Phase 1)PBSummative evaluation to be completed by FY 2014-2015 to be merged with Phase 2
2. Support to Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s initiatives entitled ‘Partnership for Advancing Human Development in Africa and Asia’PBFormative evaluation initiated, to be completed by FY 2015-2016.
Summative evaluation to be completed by FY 2015-2016.
3. Canadian International Resources and Development Institute  (CIRDI)PBInstitutional assessment to be completed by FY 2015-2016.
Summative evaluation to be completed by FY 2017-2018.
4. Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (Phase 2)PBSummative evaluation to be completed by FY 2017-2018.
5. Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (2014-15 to 2018-19)PBFormative evaluation to be completed by FY 2017-2018.
Summative evaluation to be completed by FY 2019-2020
6. Volunteer Cooperation ProgramPBFormative evaluation to be completed by FY 2017-2018.
Summative evaluation to be completed by FY 2019-2020

Global Issues and Development

TB Submission (abridged title)Lead*Evaluation Requirements made to TBS and TB Conditions
1. United Nation's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to support the Central Emergency Response FundPBEvaluations planned and managed through the OCHA
2. Gavi, the Vaccine AlliancePBEvaluations to be planned and managed through the GAVI Evaluation Advisory Committee
3. Global Partnership for Education (GPE) (2014-2015 to 2017-2018)PBSummative evaluation to be undertaken in FY 2015-2016.
4. World Food ProgrammePCEDevelopment Effectiveness Review completed in 2012.
MOPAN review of WFP completed in 2013-2014. The Review of the World Food Programme's humanitarian programme also to be covered by the nextHumanitarian Assistance program evaluation (2017-2018).
5. East Africa DroughtPCETo be also covered by the nextHumanitarian Assistance program evaluation (2017-2018).
6. Global Malaria Program (WHO)PBSummative evaluation to be undertaken in FY 2015-2016.
7. Scaling-up Nutrition through Integrated Life Saving Interventions (UNICEF/Helen Keller International (HKI))PBIndependent Comprehensive Evaluation of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement completed in 2015.
HKI-led evaluation (HKI component) underway.
8. Micronutrient Initiative (2014/15 – 2018-19)PBFormative evaluation (MI-led) to be undertaken in 2016-2017
Summative evaluation to be undertaken in 2018-2019
9. Global Agricultural and Food SecurityPBPartner organizations responsible for implementing each element of the Program are also responsible for planning, resourcing, and conducting evaluations of that programming.
10. UNDP Long Term Institutional Support (2012/13-2013-14 and 2014-15 to 2015-16)PCEUNDP Development Effectiveness Review completed 2012-2013. A subsequent UNDP Development Effectiveness Review to be undertaken in 2016-2017.
11. Funding to implement Canada’s final Copenhagen Accord near-term financing commitmentsPBEvaluations planned and managed through the UNDP and ADB
12. Funding for the Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria over 2014-15 to 2016-2017PBEvaluations to be planned and managed through the GFATM Secretariat

Annex 5 - Establishing the Evaluation Universe

For FY 2015-2016, the Development Evaluation Division reviewed its evaluation universe to taking into consideration the new thematic DFATD’s program activity architecture (PAA, FY 2015-2016), the Performance Measurement Frameworks approved by Treasury Board Secretariat, and the commitments made in Treasury Board Submissions.

The chart below provides an overview of the evaluation coverage under the new thematic PAA. Following discussions with Treasury Board Secretariat’ Centre for Excellence in Evaluation, it was decided to keep the same approach used under the previous PAA to evaluate programming. Therefore, country program evaluations will be undertaken for this fiscal year, with a caviat that a particular country programming can be associated to more than one PAA Sub-Programs as illustrated below.

Based on these considerations and following consultations across the Department, the Development Evaluation Division arrived at a tentative evaluation universe for coverage for the following five (5) year period Footnote 24. Through consultation with the Treasury Board Secretariat, it was determined that there is no obligation to evaluate sunsetting programs. 

In planning and revising the sequence of evaluations, the Development Evaluation Division consults across the Department to ensure that user and corporate needs are being met and that ongoing programs are being evaluated every five years as per Treasury Board Secretariat requirements. Further, the Development Evaluation Division ensures that the timing of evaluations feed into the key decision making processes, such as the replenishment of multilateral funds.

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