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Action Plan Implementation Status Update Report to the Evaluation, Performance Measurement and Review Committee - As of September 30, 2009

Northern Affairs Organization - Northern Economic Development Directoriate

Evaluation of the Strategic Investments for Northern Economic Development (200751)
AEC Approval Date: 25/09/2008

Project
Recommendations
Action Plan Expected
Completion Date
Program
Response
1. Create a program-specific RMAF and logic model which clearly defines the connections between funded activities and expected outcomes. The performance measurement strategy should include indicators and a plan to determine how longer-term results will be measured. INAC HQ will create a SINED specific performance measurement and reporting framework as part of the SINED renewal process. The performance measurement strategy will include a plan to measure the longer-term impact of SINED investments. April 2009, subject to program renewal Status:

Update/Rationale:
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On August 18, 2009, CanNor was officially created. At that point, responsibility and accountability for the implementation of SINED action plan shifted from INAC to CanNor.
2. Establish closer linkages between individual projects, Investment Plans and SINED outcomes and ensure that they are aligned with SINED strategic objectives. a. INAC HQ will work with Regional Director-Generals in Nunavut, NWT and Yukon to update Investment Plans and incorporate them into an improved logic model.

b. INAC HQ and Regional Director Generals will document intended impacts of individual projects on SINED strategic outcomes.
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CanNor is working to develop the structures and mechanisms required to properly fulfill its audit and evaluation responsibilities.

AES Comment: INAC will convene a meeting with CanNor to establish follow up responsibilities and report to the February INAC Evaluation Committee.
3. Consider options for aggregating project data for reporting to management and for use in future evaluations. INAC HQ will work to aggregate data in the context of the performance measurement strategy (above). April 2009 Status:

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4. Review operating resources to ensure effective monitoring and professional development of staff. INAC HQ will develop a business case for increased operating resources in the context of renewal. April 2009 Status: Ongoing

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5. Explore options that would allow for greater flexibility and strategic investment in multi-year funding activities. INAC HQ will explore options for increasing flexibility in the disbursement of project funding while strengthening accountability. April 2009 Status:

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6. Continue to work with federal and territorial governments and other private sector and non-governmental organizations engaged in economic development in the North INAC HQ and Regional Director-Generals in Nunavut, NWT and Yukon will work to improve engagement with a network of stakeholders including government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations in the economic development of the territories. April 2009 Status:

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