There is no uniform definition of program evaluation. However, generally program evaluation consists of a systematic assessment of the quality of an organisation’s programs and projects for the purposes of decision making and arriving at judgments, conclusions, findings, new knowledge, strategies, and capacity building. Program evaluation is especially useful in response to the need for improvement and/or accountability in the users’ programs and systems, which ultimately contribute to organizational or social value. For the federal government of Canada, the focus of evaluation is on assessing the relevance (continued need) and performance (economy, efficiency and effectiveness) of programs.
Over the years, GGA has performed many evaluations to assess program and project performance using a variety of frameworks, including those espoused by the Treasure Board of Canada. We take pride in our methodological rigour and our commitment to third party objectivity and in delivering high quality findings in support of accountability and management by results approaches.