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

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Appendix A: Additional Data on Provincial Funding

Annex A provides additional data on provincial funding patterns not included in the final evaluation report: the percentage of CIHR Grants and Awards budget by province; additional per-capita funding gap analysis for the four non-RPP provinces; and, data on the change in CIHR investment relative to provincial population.

Percent of Grants and Awards Budget

Figures 10 and 11 provide data on the percent allocation of CIHR's total Grants and Awards budget by province. Due to the wide gap in the size of funding, the RPP and non-RPP provinces are presented in two separate tables (note, the range of the y axis on figure 10 is 0% to 7%, compared to Figure 11 which has a range 0% to 45%). A non-statistical interpretation of the data in Figure 10 (which includes RPP funding) suggest that there has been a slight increase in the percentage of CIHR grants and awards funding for Saskatchewan and P.E.I., but generally the trend for the six RPP provinces is either stable or declining.

Figure 10: Percentage of CIHR Grants and Awards Expenditures by RPP Province

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Figure 11: Percentage of CIHR Grants and Awards Expenditures by non-RPP Province

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Per Capita Funding Gap Analysis Non-RPP Provinces

The funding gap analysis which was performed for the RPP provinces (Figures 2 through 7 in the main report) is repeated here for the non-RPP provinces: British Columbia (BC), Alberta (AB), Ontario (ON), Quebec (QC). For this analysis, two values were obtained for every year from 1981 to 2003 inclusive. These values are displayed for each of the non-RPP provinces in Figures 12 through 15.

Actual CIHR Funds: the funds earned from CIHR competitions in each year.

Expectation: the CIHR funds that would have been received in a province had the funds been apportioned solely on the basis of the province's population as a percentage of the total population of the ten provinces.

The four non-RPP provinces were not part of the evaluation design. Nevertheless, non-statistical interpretations of the charts suggest the following:

B.C.: While British Columbia remained close to expected level of funding between 1981 and 1995, the gap widened somewhat in the late mid to late 1990's. Although funding to British Columbia climbed after CIHR's inception in 2000, the gap between actual and expected remained relatively constant.
AB: There is evidence of a slight positive funding gap for Alberta, beginning in 1995 and continuing to present.
ON: Ontario is consistently at the expected level of funding
QC: Quebec's trend line is somewhat similar to Alberta in that a positive funding gap begins in the mid-1990's and continues to present.

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Figure 12: BC Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation

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Figure 13: AB Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation

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Figure 14: ON Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation

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Figure 15: QC Funds "Gap" from Population Expectation

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CIHR Investment relative to percent of total population

Figures 16, 17 and 18 show the relationship between (a) the actual CIHR funds earned from CIHR competitions and (b) the expectation if the funds were to be distributed solely on the basis of the province's population. The data is expressed graphically as the percentage that (a) is of (b). The "actual" divided by the "expectation", expressed as a percentage, indicates the relative size of the two amounts. "1" indicates that the percentage is 100%, or that the "actual" amount of funding is equal to the population-based "expectation" of funding. If more than 100%, then the "actual" is greater than the "expectation", and the value rises above 1. If less than 100%, then the "actual" is less than the "expectation", and the values falls below 1. Figure 16 includes this data for all provinces. Figure 17 isolates the six RPP provinces. Figure 18 isolates the four non-RPP provinces. While not part of the evaluation study, the information in Figure 18 may be of interest.

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Figure 16: Percent “Actual” in Relation to “Expectation”: All Provinces

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Figure 17: Percent “Actual” in Relation to “Expectation”: RPP Provinces

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Figure 18: Percent “Actual” in Relation to “Expectation”: Non-RPP Provinces

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Table 12: MRC/CIHR Actual Expenditures in non-RPP Provinces (Dollars x 1000)

  BC AB ON QC
1981

$6,881

$7,445

$36,086

$31,082

1982

$8,450

$8,514

$40,177

$35,132

1983

$11,227

$10,015

$50,369

$43,299

1984

$13,213

$11,938

$55,758

$47,586

1985

$12,484

$12,119

$59,351

$48,917

1986

$13,801

$12,947

$60,819

$49,777

1987

$13,890

$13,952

$63,379

$51,583

1988

$14,797

$16,202

$66,852

$56,740

1989

$16,802

$20,657

$71,616

$58,417

1990

$27,976

$22,787

$77,008

$75,143

1991

$27,770

$23,905

$80,005

$74,665

1992

$27,025

$25,245

$84,141

$79,532

1993

$26,197

$26,124

$86,970

$79,612

1994

$30,018

$26,533

$85,366

$83,619

1995

$24,150

$28,256

$83,761

$77,699

1996

$19,915

$28,575

$82,125

$72,869

1997

$19,293

$28,225

$80,825

$71,818

1998

$22,618

$31,741

$95,782

$76,525

1999

$24,936

$35,991

$114,407

$88,261

2000

$27,407

$43,401

$143,896

$106,495

2001

$42,258

$55,045

$183,008

$133,958

2002

$53,151

$62,578

$212,195

$154,387

2003

$57,681

$69,165

$229,029

$173,091

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Table 13: MRC/CIHR Population Expectation Expenditures in non-RPP Provinces (Dollars x 1000)

  BC AB ON QC

1981

$10,841

$8,807

$33,826

$25,136

1982

$12,290

$10,131

$38,168

$28,145

1983

$15,207

$12,511

$47,323

$34,555

1984

$17,090

$13,867

$53,213

$38,473

1985

$17,579

$14,202

$54,951

$39,396

1986

$18,118

$14,662

$56,924

$40,460

1987

$18,876

$15,071

$59,685

$41,975

1988

$20,548

$16,189

$64,917

$45,109

1989

$22,271

$17,378

$70,393

$48,254

1990

$26,950

$20,860

$84,333

$57,357

1991

$27,706

$21,293

$85,644

$58,020

1992

$29,240

$22,196

$89,106

$59,922

1993

$30,048

$22,467

$90,026

$60,267

1994

$31,332

$23,021

$92,217

$61,305

1995

$30,110

$21,799

$87,292

$57,552

1996

$28,984

$20,761

$82,914

$54,215

1997

$28,727

$20,590

$81,690

$52,926

1998

$32,508

$23,664

$92,771

$59,546

1999

$37,580

$27,667

$107,795

$68,607

2000

$45,522

$33,866

$131,694

$82,913

2001

$59,326

$44,464

$173,065

$107,598

2002

$68,912

$52,156

$202,578

$124,654

2003

$75,396

$57,343

$222,525

$136,137

Table 14: Per Cent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation"

The percentage obtained by dividing the actual CIHR dollars to a province by the calculation of dollars to a province if CIHR funds were allocated solely on the basis of population.
Cell entries are expressed as a proportion, rather than as a percentage in order to save space.
Provinces have been ordered in terms of their cell value in 2003.

The data in Table 14 is repeated in the following Table 15.
The data is exactly the same but transposed to allow larger size font and the presentation as percentages.

  1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

QC

1.24

1.25

1.25

1.24

1.24

1.23

1.23

1.26

1.21

1.31

AB

0.85

0.84

0.80

0.86

0.85

0.88

0.93

1.00

1.19

1.09

ON

1.07

1.05

1.06

1.05

1.08

1.07

1.06

1.03

1.02

0.91

NS

1.02

1.12

1.05

1.03

1.05

1.07

1.03

1.02

0.97

0.84

MN 

1.47

1.37

1.27

1.36

1.27

1.24

1.29

1.28

1.24

1.15

BC

0.63

0.69

0.74

0.77

0.71

0.76

0.74

0.72

0.75

1.04

SK

0.75

0.67

0.72

0.68

0.66

0.65

0.62

0.63

0.53

0.48

NL

0.68

0.74

0.62

0.58

0.52

0.46

0.53

0.49

0.57

0.52

PEI

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.04

0.05

0.04

0.01

0.11

0.10

NB

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.02

0.02

0.01

 
 

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
QC

1.29

1.33

1.32

1.36

1.35

1.34

1.36

1.29

1.29

1.28

1.24

1.24

1.27

AB

1.12

1.14

1.16

1.15

1.30

1.38

1.37

1.34

1.30

1.28

1.24

1.20

1.21

ON

0.93

0.94

0.97

0.93

0.96

0.99

0.99

1.03

1.06

1.09

1.06

1.05

1.03

NS

0.79

0.73

0.74

0.71

0.69

0.71

0.79

0.79

0.76

0.72

0.85

0.85

0.81

MN

1.16

1.15

1.06

1.06

1.01

0.96

0.91

0.88

0.82

0.76

0.88

0.84

0.80

BC

1.00

0.92

0.87

0.96

0.80

0.69

0.67

0.70

0.66

0.60

0.71

0.77

0.77

SK

0.47

0.44

0.49

0.39

0.38

0.32

0.31

0.32

0.29

0.32

0.37

0.43

0.48

NL

0.55

0.42

0.40

0.33

0.34

0.38

0.33

0.38

0.37

0.37

0.41

0.42

0.37

PEI

0.10

0.06

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.06

0.06

0.10

0.11

0.13

0.24

0.19

0.28

NB

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.01

0.02

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.04

0.03

0.05

Table 15: Per Cent "Actual" in Relation to "Expectation"

  QC AB ON NS MN BC SK NL PEI NB

1981

124%

85%

107%

102%

147%

63%

75%

68%

0%

1%

1982

125%

84%

105%

112%

137%

69%

67%

74%

0%

0%

1983

125%

80%

106%

105%

127%

74%

72%

62%

0%

0%

1984

124%

86%

105%

103%

136%

77%

68%

58%

0%

0%

1985

124%

85%

108%

105%

127%

71%

66%

52%

4%

0%

1986

123%

88%

107%

107%

124%

76%

65%

46%

5%

0%

1987

123%

93%

106%

103%

129%

74%

62%

53%

4%

0%

1988

126%

100%

103%

102%

128%

72%

63%

49%

1%

2%

1989

121%

119%

102%

97%

124%

75%

53%

57%

11%

2%

1990

131%

109%

91%

84%

115%

104%

48%

52%

10%

1%

1991

129%

112%

93%

79%

116%

100%

47%

55%

10%

1%

1992

133%

114%

94%

73%

115%

92%

44%

42%

6%

1%

1993

132%

116%

97%

74%

106%

87%

49%

40%

5%

1%

1994

136%

115%

93%

71%

106%

96%

39%

33%

5%

0%

1995

135%

130%

96%

69%

101%

80%

38%

34%

5%

1%

1996

134%

138%

99%

71%

96%

69%

32%

38%

6%

2%

1997

136%

137%

99%

79%

91%

67%

31%

33%

6%

2%

1998

129%

134%

103%

79%

88%

70%

32%

38%

10%

1%

1999

129%

130%

106%

76%

82%

66%

29%

37%

11%

1%

2000

128%

128%

109%

72%

76%

60%

32%

37%

13%

1%

2001

124%

124%

106%

85%

88%

71%

37%

41%

24%

4%

2002

124%

120%

105%

85%

84%

77%

43%

42%

19%

3%

2003

127%

121%

103%

81%

80%

77%

48%

37%

28%

5%

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