Government of Canada

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Results-based Management

What is results-based management (RBM)?

RBM is a program/project life-cycle approach to management that integrates strategy, people, resources, processes and measurements to improve decision-making, transparency, and accountability. The approach focuses on achieving outcomes, implementing performance measurement, learning, and adapting, as well as reporting performance.

How is RBM used at CIDA?

RBM has a long history at CIDA and has been used, in one form or another, for over 30 years. CIDA's first official RBM policy was released in 1996 and a revised and updated policy was approved in 2008.

RBM is not a tool, but rather a way of working that looks beyond activities and outputs to focus on actual results; the outcomes of projects and programs.

CIDA uses RBM to effectively and efficiently manage Canada's international development aid.

Performance Management Division of CIDA's Strategic Policy and Performance Branch supports the Agency for a sound practice of results-based management.

For further information, please contact Performance Management Division.

  • RBM - Key Policy Documents: CIDA's 2008 RBM Policy and supporting documents
  • RBM - Guides: For understanding RBM at CIDA - from theory to practice
  • RBM - Templates: For working with CIDA's three main RBM tools; Logic Model (LM), Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) and Risk Register.
  • RBM - Related Sites