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The Canadian federal government has had an internal program evaluation system in place for over 35 years. Virtually all departments and agencies with budgets over one billion dollars have an evaluation unit that regularly examines the relevance and performance of their programs. Of the federal organizations with smaller budgets, about half appear to have a...