Evaluation of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative

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Table of contents

  1. Executive summary
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. Background
    1. 2.1. Program profile
    2. 2.2. Activities
    3. 2.3. Governance and management
    4. 2.4. Resources
    5. 2.5. Intended outcomes
  4. 3. Evaluation design
    1. 3.1. Purpose and scope
    2. 3.2. Evaluation approach and methodology
    3. 3.3. Challenges and limitations
  5. 4. Findings
    1. 4.1. Relevance
    2. 4.2. Performance – effectiveness
    3. 4.3. Performance – efficiency and economy
  6. 5. Conclusions
  7. 6. Recommendations and management responses
  8. Annex A – Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative logic model
  9. Annex B – Summary of findings

List of key acronyms

AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada

ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister

AsRDG–W&N
Associate Regional Director General West and North

CA–MB MOU
Canada–Manitoba Memorandum of Understanding

CESD
Commission for Sustainable and Environmental Development

DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans

ENGO
Environmental Non-Governmental Organization

G&C
Grants and Contributions

INAC
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

IRRB
International Red River Board

LWBIN
Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network

LWBI
Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative

LWBO
Lake Winnipeg Basin Office

LWBSF
Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund

LWRC
Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium

MIMR
Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations

MSD
Manitoba Sustainable Development

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

NGO
Non-Governmental Organization

PMF
Performance Measurement Framework

PPWB
Prairie Provinces Water Board

PAC
Public Advisory Committee

RDG
Regional Director General

STB
Science and Technology Branch

WASP
Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program

WSTD
Water Science and Technology Directorate  

Acknowledgements

The evaluation project team would like to thank the individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee and all interviewees and survey respondents who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation.

The evaluation project team included Susan Wharton, Lindsay Comeau and Goss Gilroy Inc.

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File name: Lake Winnipeg Program Report_Final.EN.docx
Date: May 25, 2017

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