Forum - Linking Evaluation and Spending Reviews: Prospects and Challenges

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - noon (lunch provided)
Location: Cadboro Commons Building, Arbutus-Queenswood Room

Pre-registration required (no fee): contact  


  • Dr. Rod Dobell, Centre for Global Studies, UVic
  • Dr. Robert Shepherd, Carleton University
  • Dr. David Zussman, School of Public Administration, UVic
  • Dr. Evert Lindquist, School of Public Administration, UVic
  • Dr. Eric De Vries, Treasury Board Staff, Govt. of Canada
  • Ms. Bayla Kolk, Executive in Residence, UVic

Contributors to a forthcoming Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation will discuss spending reviews at the national or provincial/state level. These have become an important way to assess current and future policy and program priorities. There is an increasing demand to systematically assess and ration government expenditures in a time of chronic scarcity of resources and growing demands for government programs. With a backdrop of the 2008 recession and uncertainty about global political and economic prospects, governments implement program evaluation and performance measurement to produce information for program improvement and accountability-related uses. Panelists will discuss whether and in what ways linkages can exist or be developed between evaluations and spending reviews.

Please see event poster for detailed information.