Three weeks later, three lasting impressions from the CES 2017
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Three weeks later, three lasting impressions from the CES 2017

Our colleague Lorenzo recently returned from the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference in Vancouver, and relates his impressions of the event. From May 1st to May 3rd, 2017, the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) held its 2017 annual conference in beautiful Vancouver. It was a great learning opportunity, and I’ve been trying to reflect a little … Continue reading

Canada Builds on International Development Financing Momentum: The New Canadian Development Finance Institute
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Canada Builds on International Development Financing Momentum: The New Canadian Development Finance Institute

Hussein Amery, our Performance Measurement Practice Leader, describes and untangles the relationship between the new Canadian Development Finance Institute, Export Development Canada, and existing official development assistance flows. (May 23rd, 2017). The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, formally announced the Canadian Development Finance Institute’s … Continue reading

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

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