Evaluation of the Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy
Audit and Evaluation Branch
The objective of this evaluation was to provide program management with information on the impact of the IRB Policy to inform decision-making. The evaluation was conducted in accordance with the Directive on the Evaluation Function, and addressed the core issues of relevance and performance. The evaluation covered the five-year period from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2013, and it focused on the aspects of the IRB Policy that pertain to Industry Canada. The evaluation utilized the following methodologies: a document review and administrative data an analysis; a literature review; key informant interviews (n=37); case studies; and a survey (n=140 recipient firms). The evaluation also utilized an input-output (I/O) model to assess the impacts of the IRB Policy on Gross Domestic Product.
Catalogue number: Iu-lu4-161/2015-E-PDF
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