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.
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.