Results-based management

Results-based management (RBM) is a program/project life cycle approach to management. It integrates:

  • strategy,
  • people,
  • resources,
  • processes and measurements to improve decision-making,
  • transparency, and
  • accountability.

The approach focuses on:

  • achieving outcomes,
  • implementing performance measurement,
  • learning,
  • adapting, and
  • reporting on performance, including outcomes.

Global Affairs Canada uses RBM to effectively and efficiently manage Canada's international aid. It is more than just a set of tools; it is a management approach and a way of working that looks beyond activities and outputs to focus on actual result, the outcomes of projects and programs.

Policy

We use RBM to better manage Canada's international assistance program from start to finish: planning and implementation, evaluations, and reporting and integrating lessons learned into the development of future programs

Guide

The policy is supported by a comprehensive guide for the application of RBM in international assistance programming.

Tools and templates

The following tools make it easier to manage for results throughout the entire life cycle of an investment or project for Global Affairs Canada staff, partners and executing agencies. Global Affairs Canada has standard templates for these tools:

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