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The Results and Delivery Approach: Governments Exist to Deliver Results to Their Citizens
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The Results and Delivery Approach: Governments Exist to Deliver Results to Their Citizens

By Hussein Amery, Practice Leader, Performance Measurement Practice, Universalia “One year later, we’re focused on delivering for Canada’s middle class, and those working hard to join it.” PM Justin Trudeau October 18, 2016 Within the Government of Canada, improving performance and delivering results is central to every department and agencies’ core mandate. The uniformity of … Continue reading

What’s at Stake? Evaluation Ethics, Participation and Power
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What’s at Stake? Evaluation Ethics, Participation and Power

Dr. Eric Abitbol, Senior Consultant and Practice Leader for Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation at the Universalia Management Group, recently returned from the 2016 Conference of the American Evaluation Association, on the theme of “Evaluation + Design”. Below, he shares his reflections on his time at the conference, and on “what’s at stake” in contemporary … Continue reading

Leçons du Colloque de la SQEP 2016
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Leçons du Colloque de la SQEP 2016

Le 13 et 14 Octobre dernier, l’Université du Québec à Montréal accueillait les membres de la Société Québecoise d’Évaluation de Programme (SQEP) pour son 25e colloque annuel, axé autour du thème des “Révolutions de l’Évaluation – Regards vers le Futur de la Discipline”. Le colloque, qui s’organisa autour de formations, présentations, et tables rondes, attira … Continue reading

What Works Best in Youth Employment Interventions: The Potential of Intervention Design
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What Works Best in Youth Employment Interventions: The Potential of Intervention Design

After rising drastically in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis, the global youth unemployment rate stabilized at 13 per cent by 2012 and is expected to rise only slightly in 2016.[i] Still, the adding of nearly 5 million young people to the already 70 million youth unemployed globally presents a growing policy imperative. In … Continue reading

Power and Influence : Two Peas in a Pod? (On Influence – Part V)
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Power and Influence : Two Peas in a Pod? (On Influence – Part V)

Influence involves a relationship between those in power and those who want to influence power. Late Sunday night on July 12, 2015, a social activist in Barcelona twittered the hashtag #ThisIsACoup denouncing the Eurozone leaders’ proposed bailout measures to Greece, arguably among the most austere since World War I. By the next morning, the hashtag … Continue reading