Normally favoured particularly by organizations and agencies that are part of or are linked to the United Nations, the Results-based Management approach is a cyclical approach that considers at the same time, strategy, people, processes and measures, so as to improve decision-making, transparency and accountability. It is essential to exercise sound management, in accordance with government performance and accountability standards. It focuses on producing expected results, measuring performance, learning and adapting, and reporting on performance.
The Results-based Management framework allows for simpler, clearer and better-quality reports to ensure a consolidated approach to planning, monitoring and reporting. It considers simultaneously, strategy, people, processes and measures, so as to improve decision-making, transparency and accountability.
In summary, the Results-based Management approach entails:
- The definition of realistic expected results, based on appropriate analyzes;
- The precise identification of program beneficiaries and the development of programs that meet their needs;
- Monitoring, based on appropriate indicators, of progress based on results and the resources used;
- Identification and management of risks, taking into account expected results and required resources;
- Increasing knowledge by drawing lessons from experience and integrating them into the decision-making process;
- Reporting on results achieved and resources used.