Our Experience in Evaluation…

P:N consultants understand evaluation as an essential management function.  Its practice helps satisfy two important requirements of public administration: accountability and quality assurance.  

As an accountability instrument, evaluation enables judgements about the
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utilization of public resources in implementing policies, programs and projects, and in providing the services.  

As a quality assurance mechanism, evaluation provides an ongoing means of assessing and improving the effectiveness of policies, programs, projects and services along with the organizations that implement them.

P:N evaluation assignments cover all phases in the project/program cycle, from design to impact assessment, and vary widely in scale and complexity: from multi-sector, country and agency to single sector and country projects; from a few weeks duration to several years; from contracts of under $10,000 to nearly $700,000.

In the past five years, P:N has completed upwards of 40 separate contracts, of which at least 25 have been for Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). P:N has held five multi-year Standing Offer Agreements (SOA) in Performance Review/Evaluation with DFATD, and is registered with the Government as a supplier of services.  

Here are some examples of recent
evaluation projects.

Other internationally focused evaluation
clients include:

  • UNDP
  • IFAD
  • the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and
  • Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH), four Canadian universities and at least six Canadian NGOs