Summative Evaluation of the Regional Partnerships Program (RPP) - Final Report

Table of Contents

Part 1

Executive Summary
Preface
Background
Evaluation Methodology
Focus of Report
RPP Objectives

Part 2

Has RPP Been Effective?
Per Capita Funding Gap Analysis
Per Capita Expenditures
Provincial Wealth
Competition Success
Conversion Rate

Part 3

RPP Usage
Views of the "Local" Programs
Within Region Impact, Strengths and Weaknesses
Building Research Capacity
Views On RPP Continuation

Part 4

Views of the Beneficiaries
Summary of Survey Findings
Recommendation
Management's Response

Appendix A: Additional Data on Provincial Funding
Appendix B: Program Design Suggestions

List of Tables

Table 1: Variance in Per Capita CIHR$ - 2003
Table 2: Success Rates Over Multiple Competitions
Table 3: Success Rate in Open Competitions
Table 4: Success Rate in Strategic Competitions
Table 5: Second RPP Projects
Table 6: Number and Size of Awards by Year – All RPP Provinces
Table 7: Number and Size of Grants by Year – All RPP Provinces
Table 8: Number and Size of Projects by Year – All RPP Provinces
Table 9: Comparison of Partner and CIHR Funding of Awards – All RPP Provinces
Table 10: Comparison of Partner and CIHR Funding of Grants – All RPP Provinces
Table 11: Comparison of Partner and CIHR Funding of Projects – All RPP Provinces
Table 12: MRC/CIHR Actual Expenditures in non-RPP Provinces (Dollars x 1000)
Table 13: MRC/CIHR Population Expectation Expenditures in non-RPP Provinces (Dollars x 1000)
Table 14: Per Cent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation"
Table 15: Per Cent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation"

List of Figures

Figure 1: RPP Flow Chart
Figure 2: NL Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 3: PEI Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 4: NS Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 5: NB Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 6: MN Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 7: SK Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 8: Provincial GDP - 1999
Figure 9: CIHR Expenditure Per Person
Figure 10: Percentage of CIHR Grants and Awards Expenditures by RPP Province
Figure 11: Percentage of CIHR Grants and Awards Expenditures by non-RPP Province
Figure 12: BC Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 13: AB Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 14: ON Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 15: QC Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation
Figure 16: Percent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation": All Provinces
Figure 17: Percent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation": RPP Provinces
Figure 18: Percent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation": Non-RPP Provinces

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