Results-Based Management

Managing lasting results in the new reality of international cooperation


Why this course?

During the last decade, result based management (RBM) has gained much influence in international cooperation. Still many organisations struggle to plan for real results with the accompanying processes and tools. RBM has consequences for the entire organisation: for project planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Learn how to design a solid RBM framework – in various forms – is a good first step to integrate RBM in your organisation.


Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Learn RBM in a changing context (e.g. SDGs, private sector involvement, conflict situations)
  • Learn various methods for designing results (for example: Problem Tree, Stakeholder Analysis, Outcome Mapping)
  • Get insights in different RBM frameworks (e.g. Logical Framework, Results Frameworks, Theory of Change, Outcome Mapping)
  • Learn how to design a results-based monitoring & evaluation plan, including OVIs (objectively verifiable indicators or progress markers)
  • Learn to present results in short and concise ways.


Who should join?

Staff of organisations involved in international cooperation and development projects/programmes, who need to master RBM concepts and tools. You want to know everything you need to write a strong project proposal or to effectively manage results-oriented projects and programmes in your own organisation.


Course agenda

Day 1:

MDGs/SDGs and Results Based Management

Introduction Project Cycle & Results-Based Management

Situation analysis, Problem analysis & Objective Analysis

Stakeholder Analysis


Day 2:

Stakeholder Mapping

Theory of Change and comparison to Logical Framework

Intervention Logic & Results Framework

Risks & Assumptions


Day 3:

Information needs (donors, communities, managers)

Formulation of indicators, baselines and targets

Introduction to Outcome Mapping

Data collection methods and tools and monitoring system format


Day 4:

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation Terms of Reference & Learning

Contribution analysis & establishing attribution

Certificates, end-of-training evaluation, closure.


Meet your trainer

Zoe Lawson


MDF Asia, Sri Lanka Office



Zoë Lawson is an international trainer and consultant with 10 years of experience, mainly gained in New Zealand, East Africa, South East Asia, and South Asia. Since joining MDF, she has worked on assignments for Strategic Planning, Organisational Development, Result Based Management and Theory of Change, Appreciative Inquiry, Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as work in communications and event management. Clients have included the European Union, Oxfam, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Cordaid, ILO, and the Civil Service Commission of Afghanistan, etc.,

Recently, Zoe played a major role in supporting the ILO to develop a monitoring system for a livelihoods and empowerment economic development project, which worked with the DCED standard. She has been leading a Tracer Study to research the effects of skills development models on the tourism value chain in eastern Sri Lanka


Essential Information

Time: 24 - 27 August 2020

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Course fee: 920 EUR (excluding tax)

Registration deadline: 17 August 2020

Registration: visit our course page here


Logistic information

  • Transportation: To be arranged by participants
  • Accommodation: If participants would like to stay at the training venue, MDF Asia will support with the booking. Participants can also search for nearby options on or
  • Final course agenda: available to be sent out 1 week before the training starts
  • Visa (if needed): Participants are advised to study visa policy of the country where the training takes place early enough for all the necessary preparation and application. MDF Asia will support participants' visa application by providing an invitation letter if required


Special offers

5% discount to the payments completed by 13 July 2020

10% discount to MDF alumni who attended an MDF course within the past 2 years

1 free place for a group of 6 registrations from the same organization


Contact us

MDF Asia, Vietnam Office

Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound,

298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam


Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438




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