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Results-Based Management

A cornerstone of UNESCO and UN reform, Results-Based Management (RBM) constitutes a central pillar of the Organization's programming, budgeting, operations, management, monitoring and reporting and is critical to improve programme delivery and strengthen management effectiveness, efficiency and accountability as requested by UNESCO's Governing Bodies. RBM shifts the focus from projects linked in broad terms to UNESCO’s mandate to the achievement of clear results derived from that mandate. Its essence is to move from input & activity accountability and place focus on the results achieved for the resources invested. In order to assist in applying the RBM approach at UNESCO and favour the use of results information in decision-making, RBM events are organized for colleagues in and away from Headquarters and for Member States (Permanent Delegations and National Commissions).

The main objective is to reinforce the capacities of UNESCO staff to build a common understanding on the core principles, notions and concepts of RBM and how these apply when (re)programming, budgeting, monitoring and reporting. This will ensure that UNESCO programming and monitoring documents, including the C/5, programmes and projects, EX/4 statutory reports are formulated and presented in line with UNESCO’s RBM and RBB approaches and the Organization’s Results Chain.

Different types of events are facilitated: RBM introductory courses; RBM training, RBM for managers, and RBM Advanced workshops; RBM Coaching meetings.

Half a day introductory course sessions are opened to personnel and Member States, during which the main RBM principles, concepts and notions are presented. They can be delivered individually or by group.

Workshops combine theoretical presentations and exercises to allow translating theory into practice when programming, monitoring and reporting. They are customized to the specific needs of Divisions, Field Offices and category 1 institutes and centres and vary from two to three days. These are followed by backstopping support and coaching favouring the application of sound RBM.

Should you be interested, please contact us at o.du-souich(at)unesco.org.

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