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Results-based management

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

The approach focuses on:

Global Affairs Canada uses RBM to effectively and efficiently manage Canada's international assistance. 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.


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


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

The following tip sheets and checklists are designed to help users navigate sections of the RBM guide:

The Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to International Assistance:

An HRBA provides guidance on the type of results your projects should aim to achieve. It also tells you how to achieve them in a way that respects human rights. According to Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy, you must use an HRBA to design, implement, monitor, assess, and evaluate your projects and their results. These tools will help you apply HRBA to the lifecycle of your project:

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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