If you are interested in learning more on your own about results-based management, below are links to 50 RBM guides and websites with other tools and opinions on results-based management, related topics on planning and evaluation, and information on the donor agencies' approaches to results-based management.
Readers can find the most recent reviews of Results-Based Management guides and tools at the Results-Based Management Websites Review, a blog written by Greg Armstrong.
Bilateral Aid Agency Results-Based Management
Other Useful Results-Based Management, Evaluation and Planning Toolsype your paragraph here.
Results-Based Management Guides
These websites have a variety of tools, opinions and news of potential relevance to people wanting to improve RBM skills:
- The Cambodia Ministry of Planning's Monitoring And Evaluation: An Approach To Strengthen Planning In Cambodia [PDF - about 2 MB] is not revolutionary but it is a good, solid primer for line agencies on how to integrate Results-Based Management in national planning. It deserves a wider audience, but was originally buried deeply in some arcane and difficult to find location on the Ministry of Planning website. [See review]
- The World Resources Institute's Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) Guidance Manual, (you will find it in the upper left-hand corner of that web page) contains a large number of indicators, and guidance on collecting data about governance in general, much of it applicable other issues, aside from forest management. [See review]
- Working Across Translation, Suzie LeBlanc's short, eloquent argument for clear language in cross-cultural communication, written in September 2013, could easily be applied to anyone working in results-based management.
Donor Agency RBM, Planning & Evaluation Websites
Results Indicators in the news:
Results-Relevant Audio Podcasts
Multilateral Agency Results-Based Management
Current Indicator Discussions
The donor agencies' websites vary in quality, and they do not always implement their own results-based management guidelines, but if you are working with them, it is wise to know how the different agencies, at least in theory, approach results-based management. The links sometimes expire as the agencies archive their old material, but a search for the title can often find them in other locations.
Audio Podcasts available for listening, that are relevant to results-based management and indicator development: