Evaluation in the Government of Canada

Centre of Excellence for Evaluation (CEE)

Across the Government of Canada, evaluation is the systematic collection and analysis of evidence on the outcomes of programs to make judgments about their relevance and performance, and to examine alternative ways to deliver them or to achieve the same results.

Evaluation supports:

About the CEE

The CEE provides functional leadership, including advice and guidance in the conduct, use and advancement of evaluation practices across the federal government.

This website offers useful information, tools and resources for evaluation professionals in the federal government and those with an interest in evaluation.

Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities

Evaluation plays a key role in supporting government commitments for ensuring the value for money of its programs.

Evaluation is led by federal department and agency deputy heads and supports policy and program improvement, expenditure management, proposals to Cabinet and public reporting.

The Treasury Board’s Policy on Evaluation and the supporting directive and standard introduce new requirements to strengthen the evaluation function in the Government of Canada.

Working Tools

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