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Action Plan Implementation Status Update Report to the Audit Committee - As of March 31, 2011
Lands and Economic Development - Community Economic Development
Audit of Economic Development (Non-proposal driven) (08/28)
AEC Approval Date: 08/12/2009
|Project Recommendations||Action Plan||Expected Completion Date||Program Response|
|1. The Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands & Economic Development Sector should ensure that as part of the current redesign of economic development programs, CEDP is brought into better alignment with Treasury Board's requirements for transfer payment programs.||
||April 1, 2011||
From May to December 2010, INAC held meetings with stakeholders to obtain input to assist in informing the renovation of programs. Engagement focused on 6 key themes: Strategic outcomes and performance measures, program delivery options and service standards, opportunities for harmonization and linkages among existing programs, challenges related to current programming and innovative solutions, capacity development and funding priorities. Current programs will continue with some immediate changes beginning in 2011/2012 including the use of various funding arrangements available through the Policy on Transfer Payments and multi-year agreements. In addition, other actions will be undertaken in 2011-2012 but may require additional time to fully implement. Future directions will continue to be considered in consultation with partners.
AES: Substantially implemented. The recommendation will be closed once all identified actions scheduled for the 2011-12 to improve program alignment have been implemented.
|2. The Director General, Community Investment Branch should ensure that sufficient information is provided to program officers and recipients to facilitate the consistent reporting of plans and results thereby creating a basis for accountability consistent with the approved program terms and conditions.||
||April 1, 2011||
An updated Policies and Procedures Manual has been created and is available to all regional offices. In 2011/2012 Community Economic Development program reporting requirements will be revised to focus on progress towards the objectives described in the performance measurement framework of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development and the performance measurement framework for renovated Economic Development programs.
AES: Implementation on-going. The recommendation will be closed once CED program requirements have been revised to align with the performance measurement frameworks for Economic Development programs and the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development.
|3. The Director General, Community Investment Branch should work with the Regional Directors General to establish expectations for CEDP recipient monitoring based on the relevant risks.||
||April 1, 2011||
A revised project reporting and payment disbursement regime has been developed for implementation April 1, 2011. The ongoing monitoring requirements for Community Economic Development program recipients is based on the rating determined through the department's General Assessment tool.
AES: Based on the revised project reporting and payment disbursement regime as well as the revisions to CED monitoring requirements, which incorporate INAC's General Assessment methodology, the recommendation has been closed.
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