Performance and impact assessment
Objective, independent evaluation is critical to understanding, verifying and communicating an organization’s achievements, exposing new opportunities to create value, and defending the case for continued support and investment. To be credible, evaluations must demonstrate rigour: they must be comprehensive, addressing impact against all relevant dimensions of an organization’s strategy; meticulous, capturing and/or generating the necessary data to address the full scope of the evaluation; and accurate, providing full confidence in indisputable outputs.
Shift Health takes a scientifically rigorous approach to program evaluation. We use analytical frameworks that eliminate noise and discriminate what’s essential to understanding performance; we deploy multimodal approaches to collect meaningful data; we apply scorecards to support unbiased analysis; and we communicate findings with sensitivity to an organization’s context and target audience. While program evaluation is inherently retrospective, we view it as a step forward, exposing new opportunities that will position organizations for future impact.
Tailored Scorecards – Performance Assessment – Future Directions
The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) needed a third-party evaluation to understand its impact to date and optimize its strategy.
Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) needed to develop and pilot an evaluation tool to assess the impact of its multi-sectoral approach to patient-oriented research at the midpoint of its funding cycle.
The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) wanted to better understand the cancer clinical trial landscape in Canada, and in particular, the contribution of its initiatives to promoting access to trials.
Assessing Operational Efficiency and Strategic Alignment of an Infectious Disease Research Institute
Shift Health was engaged to conduct an independent operational review of an infectious disease research institute funded and operated by the US and Thai governments.
To inform future knowledge transfer efforts, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) needed to assess activities delivered under the Growing Forward 2 program.