Review of the Migration Policy Development Program
2.1 Review context
The primary objective of the study was to conduct a review of program activities and report on the results achieved, in order to meet CIC reporting obligations to Treasury Board.
This review covers MPDP activities over the five-year period from 2003/04 to 2007/08, and was conducted from October 2007 to January 2008.
2.2 Review methodology
This review focuses on two key review issues: success and relevance. The following table outlines the review issues, indicators and data sources.
|1. Success: Did the program achieve its intended activities, outputs and results?||Did the program deliver on its activities and outputs?||By forum and by year:
|Did the program achieve its stated results?
|2. Relevance: Is there a continued need for the program?||
Is the program aligned with CIC and GOC objectives?
Is there a continued need to fund membership to MPDP forums?
Alignment of forum objectives with CIC and GOC objectives
Reported value and benefits of participation
A detailed review of over 55 documents was conducted (see Annex A). In addition, the following web-sites were reviewed:
Interviews with 14 key informants were conducted over the December 2007 and January 2008 period. Interviewees included representatives from CIC (nine), CBSA (two), DFAIT (two), and IRB (one). Annex B contains the interview guide and Annex C contains the list of interviewees.
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