In April , as part of its commitment to becoming more results-oriented, CIDA’s President issued the Results-Based Management in CIDA – Policy Statement. The December CIDA (now Global Affairs Canada) RBM Handbook on Developing Results Chains: The Basics of RBM as Applied to Project Examples. produce a comprehensive, pragmatic and useful guide for RBM tools and operations. CIDA uses RBM to better manage its international development.

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In some cases baseline data are available immediately, and that is one important criterion in choosing between what may be equally valid indicators. Subscribe to this blog by email Enter your email address: The process involves making adjustments and tradeoffs. A results-oriented leadership ensures selection of clear objectives and strategies for the programme, demands information and documentation of results and uses performance information for decision-making.

The ToC brings flexibility to and expands on the results chain. Organizing tasks for developing the Implementation Plan click to enlarge. I have participated in several design and inception missions, and I cannot remember when baseline data for all indicators were actually collected before the project commenced. Evidence shows that both planning and achievement of results increasingly receive attention at global, regional and country levels.

The amount of time allocated by donors and partners for the inception field trips by implementing agencies — and the budget allocated to support baseline data collection processes – are too limited to make baseline data collection for all indicators during the inception period feasible in all but the most unusual cases. That is why the process is called Results-Based Management, and not just results based reporting. An additional factor is that some work is required if you are using Chrome for example, to disable the built-in PDF viewer, before these documents can be downloaded, even if you own Acrobat.

The RBM Training website explains his approach to training. Bilateral Results Frameworks 2: This notwithstanding, for the system to be effective and sustainable, the environment in which RBM is utilized is as important as the tools and methodologies. It will not explain why a programme is not reaching its planned outcome or impacts.

Audio summary 8m of FP2P posts, week beginning 17th December 1 week ago. A basic principle of results planning is to start with the desired change impact and outcomes and then identify the outputs, activities and inputs required to cidaa them — develop a results framework. Subscribe to this blog by email Enter your email address: It is unlikely that any donor will agree to a 4 or 5-level Logic Model, but it would be useful, as this Guide will be revised, to include a section illustrating the process of nesting Logic Models.


In UN-Habitat, the ToC is used as a result-oriented approach for analysing the complex systems in which the organisation and its partners operate, and for planning actions that are likely to influence those systems in a positive way, and bring about change in the lives of urban dwellers. I will keep the guids PIP Guide on hand, however, for its still useful detail, and user-friendly format, as a complement to the new RBM guide.

The positive side of these templates is that they standardize what is produced, and make it difficult to inadvertently omit or change the wording of results, as we move from a Logic Model to cidaa development of activities and indicators. I do not find the addition of “Outcomes” – instead of just labeling them results, to be helpful. Managers of Canadian aid projects — or anyone involved in project design, regardless of the funding source Most useful: Newer Post Older Post Home.

Multiple factors, events, conditions or risks beyond the control of the programme or intervention may negatively influence or threaten the achievement of intended results or changes. The PIP Guide remains a useful tool, as it had more detail on some design issues such as the Work Breakdown Structure, activity scheduling, budgeting and stakeholder communication plans. Newer Post Older Post Home. This sounds mundane, but there has been confusion in some Logic Models about whether Outputs were just completed activities or something more.

Results-Based Management Websites: CIDA’s Practical Guide to Planning Large Development Projects

Results-Based Management Training www. A major precondition of effective results management is leadership commitment. Subscribe in a reader.

Risk management is therefore an integral part of results-based management. A central tenet of results thinking is the results chain, which is an illustration of the causal relationship between various elements over time.

Results-based management for international assistance programming: A how-to guide

It is impractical, the donors would argue, to have even a 5 level Logic Model — and this would indeed require extra work on indicators. An organizational culture conducive to improvement and learning: More importantly, evaluations should be able to indicate whether desired results, especially outcomes and dbm were achieved, and if not why not? Building a Monitoring and Evaluation System: Monitoring tracks progress and alerts management on whether actual results are being achieved. The focus on the desired change or results must be supported from the highest political or management level by demanding results and results information.


The Theory of Change as an approach is a guiding framework for all stages of planning thinkingimplementation action and performance management accountability and lessons-learning when intervening in social change processes.

Some of the key elements of RBM are:. Learning takes place at every stage. Experience indicates that clarity in direction invariably leads to enhanced effectiveness and efficiency for policy makers, planners and programme managers.

In real life, a Logic Model which actually reflects the series of interventions, from changes in understanding, which are necessary for a change in attitudes, to changes in decisions or policies and changes in behaviour or professional practice, will go through a minimum of 4 to 5 or even more stages where needs assessments, and training guive trainers or researchers lie at the beginning of the process, before we get to field implementation of new policies or innovations.

Outcomes rbbm be caused by factors both within and beyond the control of the programme — the intervention may be one of the many contributors to an outcome. And, as the GAC guide quite correctly notes: Some partners have decided to maintain their own more detailed, multi-level logic models, and present a simplified version to the donors, because the whole purpose of these tools is not primarily for reporting to donors — but to help managers determine what interventions ugide working, and what changes are needed.

If you get the message above, you might be able to get around it by right clicking on the link and downloading the document, but there is no guarantee this will work. It is about accountability for delivering results to the citizens on whom the interventions are focused.

When staff is involved in developing and implementing results, they own the process and appreciate the relevance of RBM and its related systems, processes and tools. The diagram below is an illustration of a results chain.