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

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Structure of the Report

1.1 Purpose

Each year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) renews its agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Canada’s membership in the IOM and for the payment of membership fees. Up until last year, Canada had paid its membership fees by means of a Memorandum of Agreement. Last year, Canada began paying its membership fee by means of a Contribution Agreement with the IOM. The Treasury Board of Canada authorizes funding for Canada’s annual contribution.

The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) has indicated that, before authorizing funding for next year’s (2006) contribution, they require an evaluation of Canada’s membership in the IOM. This report has been submitted to meet that requirement.

1.2 Structure of the Report

This report is comprised of four chapters, including this introductory chapter. Chapter Two presents the program profile of Canada’s membership in the IOM, including:

  • An overview of the IOM, encompassing its history and mandate, areas of activity, membership and governance, administration and organization, and finance and budget;
  • the background and history of Canada’s membership in the IOM;
  • a description of the roles and responsibilities of CIC for managing and administering Canada’s membership;
  • a summary of the resources allocated to the membership;
  • the current objectives, benefits and terms and conditions of Canada’s membership in the IOM;
  • a logic model, with accompanying narrative, outlining program activities, outputs and expected outcomes;

Chapter Three contains the evaluation framework. It includes the evaluation issues and questions and indicators against which the issues were assessed as well as the methodologies used to collect and analyze data for the evaluation.

Chapter Four contains the evaluation findings against each of the evaluation issues. This includes a discussion of each issue and conclusions and recommendations with respect to the evaluation issues.

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