Report on the Evaluation of Canada’s Membership in the International Organization for Migration

Appendix B: Evaluation Matrix

Evaluation Issues/
Questions
Evaluation Indicators Methodology
Interviews Review of Documents
CIC HQ officials CIC Officials: Geneva IOM Officials: Geneva Other Missions: Geneva
I. Governance/Accountability
1.1 Do Canada and other member states exercise effective oversight over IOM programmes, budgets, membership, strategic directions and other issues?
  • Adequacy of programme/ budget approval processes:
    • Information
    • Time for review
    • Opportunities to question
  • Membership control/oversight over operational budget
  • Membership control over membership/ good standing
X X X X X
1.2 Does the IOM overlap with or duplicate the mandate/roles/activities of any other international organizations on migration issues?
  • Perceptions of Stakeholders re overlap/ duplication
  • Comparison of documented mandate/roles with those of selected other organizations
X X X X X
1.3 To what extent are current/ planned IOM roles/activities perceived to be in the interest of Canada?
  • Perceived benefits/costs to Canada of expanded policy/research/migration law mandate
  • Perceived benefits/costs of increase in cost-recoverable projects
X X X X X
1.4 How effective are current governance bodies and what changes could be made to the current governance structure to improve its effectiveness?
  • Perceived effectiveness by stakeholders of:
    • Council
    • Executive Council
    • Sub-Committee on
    • Finance and the Budget
  • Changes Recommended by Stakeholders
X X X X X
1.5 Do Canada and other member states have sufficient information to determine whether staff and office costs charged to Administrative Budget are appropriate?
  • Extent to which accurate data available on administrative/support/management costs that are attributable to:
    • Cost-recoverable projects
    • Non cost-recoverable programs and services approved by members
X X X X X
II. Benefits and Alternatives
2.1 To what extent and in what ways has Canada benefited from its membership in the IOM in terms of migrations issues?
  • Identified/documented benefits in terms of:
    • Contribution to/Influence on international migration issues
    • Access to knowledge/information beneficial to Canada's immigration programs
    • Access to OM cost-recoverable services
    • Resolution of bilateral/multilateral migration issues
    • Other benefits
    • Perceptions of Stakeholders/Officials of other countries re benefits of IOM membership
X X X X X
2.2 What have been the benefits to Canada of accessing IOM services in the areas of transportation, medical assessments and orientation training?
  • Estimated savings in costs of transportation, medical assessments (internal staff costs, savings in fares, medical assessment fees)
  • Perceived benefits in terms of quality, reliability, efficiency, reach for all services
  • Benefits to Canadian airlines in terms of share of IOM transportation expenditures
X X X   X
2.3 Could Canada access IOM cost-recoverable migration services without being a member of the IOM?
  • Extent to which cost-recoverable programs/services are currently being provided to non-members
  • IOM policy
  X X   X
2.4 Are there alternative ways in which Canada could more effectively address bilateral/multilateral migration issues?
  • Extent to which other international organizations/for a provide means of addressing research, consultation, need for international cooperation/agreements.
X X   X X
III. Relevance
3.1 To what extent does continued membership in the IOM contribute to the strategic objectives of Canada's immigration program?
  • Perceptions of CIC officials
    • Implications for Canada of IOM Future Directions
  • Analysis based on all lines of enquiry
X X X X X
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