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Caledon

There’s Madness to this Method

Published on 08/01/2006

The November 2003 Report of the Auditor General, released in February 2004, set in motion a chain of events that led to an obsession with accountability.  The November 2005 report of the Auditor General, by contrast, barely created any interest – despite several important recommendations that could help the federal government and voluntary organizations do their jobs more effectively.  The latest audit looked at federal policies and practices around the creation, coordination and oversight of ‘horizontal initiatives.’  The Auditor General instructed central agencies to provide more explicit guidance for horizontal practice related to common application procedures, funding instruments, data collection, reporting practices and evaluation frameworks.

ISBN – 1-55382-163-7

Summary

The November 2003 Report of the Auditor General, released in February 2004, set in motion a chain of events that led to an obsession with accountability.

Topic(s)

Government spending and tax