Evaluation of the Hydrological Service and Water Survey: chapter 9


Annex 2 Summary of Findings

Relevance
Evaluation
Question
Acceptable Opportunity for Improvement Attention Required Not Applicable
1. Is there a continued need for the program? - - -
2. Is the program aligned with federal government priorities? - - -
3. Is the program consistent with federal roles and responsibilities? - - -
Performance - Efficiency and Economy
Evaluation
Question
Acceptable Opportunity for Improvement Attention Required Not Applicable
4. Is the program design appropriate for achieving its intended outcomes? - - -
5. To what extent is the governance structure clear, appropriate and efficient for achieving expected results? - - -
6. Is the program undertaking specific activities and delivering products at the lowest possible cost?
How could the program’s activities be more efficient?
Are there alternative, more economical ways of delivering program outputs?
- - -
7. Are performance data being collected and reported? If so, is this information being used to inform senior management/ decision-makers? - - -
Performance - Effectiveness
Evaluation
Question
Acceptable Opportunity for Improvement Attention Required Not Applicable
8. To what extent have intended outcomes been achieved as a result of the program?        
(a) Canadians and their institutions have the hydrological data, information and knowledge they need to make water management decisions. - - -
(b) A credible, sustainable national hydrometric monitoring program is maintained and supported. - - -
(c) The National Hydrometric Program is well managed according to established international operational criteria. - - -
9. Have there been any unintended (positive or negative) outcomes? - - -
Description of Annex 2

Annex 2 consists of a table displaying a rating for each of the three evaluation questions related to relevance and the six evaluation questions related to performance that were addressed by the evaluation. Each question is given one of four ratings: Acceptable, Opportunity for Improvement, Attention Required or Not Applicable.

1. The rating symbols and their significance are outlined in Table 2 in Section 4.0.

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