What is Results-Based Management?

Results-Based Management provides a framework to do 8 things:

  • Identify problems,
  • Assess our assumptions about the causes of problems
  • Agree on where we want changes to occur
  • Clarify our thinking on what types of activities could lead to change
  • Find actionable interventions and activities which match our resources
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Document results with indicator data
  • Report clearly on results. 

RBM should therefore be useful, but it is becoming too complicated to be used effectively by many development professionals. 

Results-Based Management needs to be made less bureaucratic and more relevant to the professionals who work for development results around the world.

This site discusses how we can make Results-Based Management a practical, user-friendly tool for monitoring and evaluation systems, project planning, project monitoring, results reporting, and evaluations.

1. Six Reasons to Use Results-Based Management

Results-Based Management planning, monitoring and evaluation frameworks can be genuinely useful to policy makers, managers and service providers. 
There are six practical ways in which RBM can be useful.​

2. The Problem with RBM

There are good reasons why competent policy makers, managers and project implementers do not want to use RBM. 

3. Clear Language RBM

How an approach to RBM rooted in the experience and language of field workers, has proved effective.

4. RBM Training

This user-friendly approach to Results-Based Management training is based on what we know about how adults learn, and what leads to organizational change. Participants apply 10 key elements of effective RBM to analysis of their own plans, reports and monitoring and evaluation systems.

5. About the Trainer

Greg Armstrong's experience in results-based management, monitoring and training, is based in thirty years of experience working on rural development, democratic governance, public service reform, education, and environment projects throughout Asia.

6. Professional Resources for Results-Based Management and evaluation

Five trusted, experienced associates working in evaluation, monitoring, governance, project management, and rural development projects are:

  • Anne Bernard
  • Isabel Lloyd
  • Bunleng Men
  • Vu Thi Yen

7. Results-Based Management Handbooks, Guides and Tools

  • Donor and Implementing Agency Results-Based Management websites.
  • Links to reviews of RBM Guides, Handbooks and Websites

8. RBM Downloads

  • RBM videos and documents

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