Used appropriately and carefully, international comparisons (reviews, case studies, etc.) can inform the design of your evaluation or performance measurement study, engage a broad range of stakeholders, and greatly add value to your findings and recommendations.
Drawing on experience with several such approaches in evaluations covering public safety, health surveillance, environmental assessment, and technology development, this presentation will discuss the rationale and key practical considerations to ensure the successful implementation of an international comparative design.
Specifically, the presentation will review when to use these methods (advantages/disadvantages), and provide concrete tools and tips to overcome common challenges. It will also discuss how to facilitate engagement and collaboration for both the subject matter community and the evaluation and performance management community, within Canada and across borders.