Increased Scrutiny

National Animal Health Science Agenda

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) sought to develop a National Animal Health Science Agenda (AHSA) that would establish strategic direction for animal health science in Canada, leveraging the resources of Canada’s expertise across disciplines and regions.  TDV was contracted to initiate a Strategic Foresight planning process with active participation from the Canadian animal health science community, which focused on animal health science needs twenty years into the future.  Building off the Strategic Foresight initiative, a Working Group on Future Animal Health Science (led by the CFIA and secretarially supported by TDV) was established to develop the National AHSA through regional consultations at each of Canada’s five Veterinary Colleges to engage animal health science stakeholders (universities and colleges, provincial governments, related industry, etc.) in an open consensus building process.  

Operationalizing the Government Directive on Regulating (GD-R)

The Government of Canada, through the Privy Council Office, sought to input form 26 federal government departments and agencies on the newly developed Government Directive on Regulating (GD-R).   TDV led a workshop of 170 key regulatory stakeholders across government that focused on identifying and assessing the strengths and weaknesses the current regulatory policy; creating policy consistency across all components of the GD-R and identifying key issues and potential solutions for its the implementation.

National Emergency Management Best Practices and Lessons Learned System

 Public Safety Canada, in consultation with the F/P/T Preparedness Working Group, and the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM), sought to support the establishment of a National Emergency Management Best Practices and Lessons Learned System throughout Canadian emergency management communities. TDV designed and delivered a three-day forum and working session focused on the open sharing of information and the development of a culture/structure for progressing Canada’s emergency management system through continuous improvement practices. 

and improving the quality and capacity of existing knowledge management systems.  

Select Evaluation and Performance Measurement projects

TDV Global has undertaken over 50 evaluations for Canadian federal government departments and UN agencies. Our evaluation work is complemented by our performance management work that has included a range of services to federal government departments, regional organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. Our consultants have extensive experience in results-based management, outcome mapping, contribution analysis, theory of change and other methods. Some recent work has included:


  • Formative Evaluation of the Impact Investment in Frontier Markets (INFRONT) for Global Affairs Canada
  • Evaluation of the Impact of WHO Publications, for the World Health Organization
  • Evaluation of the Livestock Identification and Traceability Program (TRACE) for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Some interesting performance management assignments have included:


  • Development of an evaluation framework for the Performance Improvement Initiative, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Program Monitor, CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Program (CTCP), Global Affairs Canada
  • Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT), for the Africa Trade Policy Centre/UNECA