Session - Performance Measurement Systems and Development Evaluation at DFATD

International Cooperation Days 2015: "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

Palais des Congrès, Place Du Centre, Boulevard Maisonneuve, Gatineau, Quebec

Session: Performance Measurement Systems and Development Evaluation at DFATD
Time/Date: May 13, 14:00 to 15:30
Room: TBC

Pierre J. Tremblay, Team Leader, Development Evaluation Services Unit, Evaluation Division, DFATD

Yvetta Pass, Manager, RBM Centre of Excellence, Policy Branch, DFATD

Objective: DFATD’s Development Evaluation and Program Coherence and Effectiveness Divisions will present how:
  • Results-based management (RBM) and performance management are handled in the department, particularly for geographic programs.
  • Decentralized development evaluations are handled in the department, particularly for geographic program-led evaluations.

Presentation File on RBM

Presentation File on Development Evaluations


Pierre J. Tremblay leads the Development Evaluation Services Unit (ESU) at DFATD since 2010; working with his team to strengthen the quality of DFATD decentralized evaluations, he provides evaluation technical assistance to DFATD staff and quality assurance services throughout the evaluation process. He previously worked with Yvetta Pass in successfully updating the CIDA RBM Policy in 2008. Prior to joining DFATD, most of his work pertained to performance measurement and evaluation. He worked at IDRC, the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)and the École Polytechnique de Montréal (Jarislowsky-SSHRC-NSERC Chair) and as an independent consultant. Pierre holds a PhD from Sussex University and has over 25 years of international development experience including the direction and execution of baseline and evaluation mandates in the field.
  Active international for more than 26 years, Yvetta Pass has extensive experience in the design, implementation and management of humanitarian aid, development projects and Results-based Management (RBM) for international development programming. Before joining DFATD in 1999, Yvetta worked with UNHCR in the field for 7 years.  During this time she gained extensive experience in war-torn areas, including peace and conflict resolution (Croatia & Bosnia during the war), and in emergency situations (Croatia, Bosnia, Guinea - West Africa, and Myanmar) as well as monitoring. During her first five years in DFATD, she managed humanitarian and development projects. In 2005 she became an RBM advisor focusing on the application of RBM at the project and country program level, developing or contributing to the development of RBM methodology, training and guiding material. Today she is the manager of the recently established RBM Centre of Excellence in DFATD's Policy Branch.