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Audits and Evaluations

Results-based Management and Accountability Framework

For Disposition of the Government Information of
Continuing Value
Program Activity Architecture 1.1

1.0 Introduction

This document presents a Results-Based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF) for the Disposition of the Government Information of Continuing Value activity of Library and Archives Canada (LAC). These activities refer to the Activity 1.1 in the LAC Program Activity Architecture (PAA).

The purpose of an RMAF is to provide management with a "blueprint" for measuring and reporting on outputs and outcomes of programs. These are three sections incorporated in an RMAF:

  • The first section provides the context and description of the program, its objectives, resource allocation, and the recipients and beneficiaries.
  • The second section describes what is expected from the program, including its expected results and the logic model, which illustrates the expected activities, outputs and outcomes.
  • The last section describes the performance measurement strategy and the evaluation plan. The performance measurement strategy outlines the appropriate performance measures and allows managers to track progress, outputs and outcomes for decision-making purposes and meeting accountability requirements. The evaluation plan identifies the data and methodologies required to address evaluation issues in future evaluations.

The RMAF was based on a document review, meeting sessions with LAC evaluation staff, and two workshops with program representatives held in June and July 2008. One workshop was used to finalize the logic model, and the other workshop was used to discuss potential performance indicators and evaluation issues.

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