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Resource Allocation in Canada Evaluation, Accountability and Control. Brian Pagan Expenditure Operations and Estimates Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Budgetary Main Estimates by Type of Payment ($220.6 B). Departmental Operating Costs. $51.6b. Transfers to Persons. $90.1b.
Expenditure Operations and Estimates
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Transfers to Persons
Transfers to Other levels of Government
Grants & Contributions $27b
EMS Renewal Outcomes
Aggregate Fiscal Discipline
Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness
Effective government-wide allocations
Integrated Cabinet Budget Decision-Making
Results-focused MCs and TB Submissions (integrated information on new and existing spending)
Annual Strategic Periodic Reviews
EMS Renewal Outputs & Inputs
Strategic Advice to Cabinet to Support Decision-Making for Results
Expenditure performance management, oversight and accountability
(Program Activity Architectures and related performance measurement information)
Renewed Evaluation Function
Renewed Audit Function
Financial management, control and oversight
Strengthened Information Base to Support Departmental Management, Decision-Making and Reporting for Results
Managing and Decision-Making for Results:
The Management, Resources and Results Structure (MRRS) is the common, government-wide approach to the comprehensive collection, analysis, management and reporting of financial and non-financial performance information.
It provides a detailed whole-of-government understanding of the ongoing program base that is implemented, i.e.,
Evaluation is central to the government’s agenda to focus on accountability, results and value for money.
Successful implementation of the renewed EMS, particularly Strategic Reviews, requires comprehensive, credible, timely information on the relevance and performance of government programs … and evaluation is a key source of such information
However, a comprehensive diagnostic of the current evaluation function found serious weaknesses in coverage, credibility, quality, timeliness and the capacity of evaluators
Objectives of evaluation policy renewal:
Grants and Contributions: ~$27B
Grants and Contributions play a critical role in the realization of the Government’s strategic objectives
The proposed government action plan will lead to changes…
The intended changes address what recipients expect and need in order to best serve the needs of Canadians.
Whole of Government-level
A major challenge in moving forward on improving public reporting is the tension between Parliamentarians’ requirement for more information and the drive to produce more concise and readable reports.