Stocktaking on GBA Plus in Program Evaluation

A CoG event
Thursday, 17 February 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Anna Bogic
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Free of charge
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Presented by the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX), the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance, the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation at Carleton University, and the Canadian Evaluation Society National Capital Chapter.

In Canada, the resurgence of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) can in part be attributed to Justin Trudeau’s reprioritization of gender equality. For the first time ever in the history of the federal government’s results-based management and/or evaluation policies, GBA Plus was articulated as a federal government priority in the Policy on Results adopted in 2016. Related requirements were embedded across the policy cycle in unprecedented manners and numbers. However, federal organizations scrambled to meet all these policy requirements.

This webinar will present results from Dr. Jane Whynot’s doctoral theory-based approach exploring how the federal government evaluation function integrates GBA Plus. This includes findings from a Heads of Evaluation survey that extend across the awareness, reach, capacity changes and benefits associated with this policy. These findings are supported by key informant interviews, and case studies to explain the complex configurations present within the multiple and varied federal organizations as they integrate GBA Plus within their unique contexts. Finally, this webinar also addresses some of the shortcomings of GBA Plus as an approach given world events emphasizing the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Guest speaker:

Jane Whynot, PhD

Partner at Goss Gilroy Inc. and part-time professor at Carleton University


Prof. Eric Champagne

University of Ottawa and PPX


The event will be in English.