STOCKTAKING ON GENDER-BASED ANALYSIS PLUS (GBA PLUS) IN PROGRAM EVALUATION
February 17, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX), the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance and the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, the Program Evaluation at Carleton University and the Canadian Evaluation Society NCC.
Jane Whynot, PhD
Partner at Goss Gilroy Inc. and part-time professor at Carleton University
Prof. Eric Champagne
University of Ottawa and PPX
In Canada, the resurgence of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) can in part be attributed to Justin Trudeau’s reprioritization of gender equality. For the first time ever in the history of the federal government’s results-based management and/or evaluation policies, GBA Plus was articulated as a federal government priority in the Policy on Results adopted in 2016. Related requirements were embedded across the policy cycle in unprecedented manners and numbers. However, federal organizations scrambled to meet all these policy requirements.
This webinar will present results from Dr. Jane Whynot’s doctoral theory-based approach exploring how the federal government evaluation function integrates GBA Plus. This includes findings from a Heads of Evaluation survey that extend across the awareness, reach, capacity changes and benefits associated with this policy. These findings are supported by key informant interviews, and case studies to explain the complex configurations present within the multiple and varied federal organizations as they integrate GBA Plus within their unique contexts. Finally, this webinar also addresses some of the shortcomings of GBA Plus as an approach given world events emphasizing the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion.
The event will be in English.
The Why and the How of Risk Management in the Government of Canada
Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
A joint webinar presented by the Centre on Governance and the Performance and Planning Exchange
Risk management is broadly recognized as a core element of effective public administration. Sound risk management equips departments and agencies to respond proactively to change and uncertainty by using risk-based information to support effective decision-making. Additionally, it can lead to improved service delivery, an increase in value for money, and, ultimately, better results for Canadians. To use risk management as an effective component of public service management, government organizations benefit from clear principles, consistent approaches and guidance, and transparent sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
The panelists and the moderator will address the relevance of risk management in government, practical approaches to risk management in federal organizations, and linkages with other areas of management. They will also discuss opportunities to strengthen communities of practice – at various levels – across the Government of Canada.
Andrea Cyr (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Nicole Primeau (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Rodrigo Rosales-List (Indigenous Services Canada)
Dragos Popa (Health Canada and PPX)