Bringing Evaluation In: Moving from Evaluation to Evidence-based Decision Support. Ben Pollard Director, VPS Portfolio Initiatives, UBC Former Director, Program Management and Evaluation, Immigrant Integration Branch. Immigrant Integration Overview.
Director, VPS Portfolio Initiatives, UBC
Former Director, Program Management and Evaluation, Immigrant Integration Branch
Multiple complex, diverse lines of business
Fed/Prov Agreement and Intergovernmental Relations
Program review and re-procurement of all programming
Internal evaluation team
Reporting to same director as program managers
Transparency of methodology
How do these programs in total work to achieve our strategic goals?
How do these programs work together?
What are the broader pieces/horizontal approaches that impact on this suite of programs?
How do those external partnerships work?
Testing service methodologies to be portable to other program areas/providers
Comparative – this works better than that
For which populations?
Value for money
Advanced analysis – e.g. what are the most important drivers of the desired outcome?
(Recent Immigrants, n = 999) 54% of Variance Explained
What decisions do the clients need to be able to make?
How can you support comparative funding decisions?
What are the opportunities for building a wider evidence-base?