How is Results-Based Management implemented at UNIDO?
Results-based management (RBM) is a broad management strategy aiming at improving management effectiveness and accountability by defining realistic expected results, monitoring progress towards results achievement, integrating lessons learned into management decisions and reporting on performance.
The essence of RBM is very simple: Whatever UNIDO does, it should do it with a clear eye on the results it wants to achieve.
Be it as individuals or as a team, as a unit, a branch or as UNIDO as a whole.
The principles of RBM are not new to UNIDO. Since the Programme and Budgets 2006/2007, UNIDO does results-based budgeting for all the functional areas. For the Technical Cooperation (TC) projects UNIDO introduced the “Logical Framework Approach” as a starting point for RBM. Very recently, an RBM-based project document template that shall allow for results-based TC project management was designed and tested by a cross organizational team. The new ERP system will support UNIDO’s efforts to effectively manage for results.
Recent developments, such as increased donors’ demands, along with the ongoing harmonization of the UN system, indicate the increased need for UNIDO to manage for results and improve the results-based reporting.