Evaluating Federal Programs and Initiatives: Introduction (R711)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 07:30 hours

As per the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation, all direct program spending must be evaluated every five years. This course provides an overview of the evaluation requirements and processes and explains how evaluations provide important support to the resource allocation process in the Government of Canada. Participants will learn how evaluations relate to the Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structure and the Policy on Transfer Payments and get a better sense of the impacts of evaluations and their processes on decision making and the delivery and management of federal programs and initiatives.


The classroom course Evaluating Federal Programs and Initiatives: Introduction (R711) is under revision and is not available at this time.

More about this course
  • Topics: How government works
  • Community: Functional specialists
  • Audience: Evaluators
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

Upcoming offerings

All classroom courses have been suspended until further notice and have temporarily been removed from our catalogue. However, our online courses, including self-paced required training and language maintenance tools, remain available through your GCcampus account.

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