To respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda for increased accountability to support implementation, this course offers a mix of knowledge and skills for advancing the implementation of RBM, enhancing UN coherence, and strengthening the quality of UN common programming at the country level. Participants will become fully knowledgeable about RBM and its practical application, innovative ways and approaches to support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UN sustainable development strategies and frameworks.

This four-day workshop focuses on the implementation of RBM’s contribution on harmonising UN business practices, contributing to national efforts for achieving development results while implementing a common framework for interagency collaboration to support countries in programme design, implementation and management for results for sustainable development. Using case studies from UN programming processes around the world, it offers participants an opportunity to practise and internalise the approach.



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have a common understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Paris Agreement on climate change, and the UN Reform and their implications for the UN System effective country-level interventions;
  • Define UN System approach to results-based management;
  • Be able to use specific RBM tools (theory of change, results frameworks) in planning, project/programme proposal drafting, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course will adopt a blended format of instructional sessions and practical application.  Participants will complete mini-RBM projects starting from identifying a development challenge, elaborating its theory of change, risks and assumptions, creating its results framework, formulating results, targets and indicators to strengthen learning retention and application.

Course enrolment will be limited to 25 participants to maximise interaction with the course instructors and derive most benefit out of small group work.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 
  • Day 1: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Reform, UN Integrated Programming and Overview of RBM.
  • Day 2: Theory of Change (from problem tree to solution pathway), RBM for strategic planning.
  • Day 3: Results chain, Risks and Assumptions, Indicators, Results-based budgeting.
  • Day 4: Managing for Results, Results Reporting.
  • Day 5: Monitoring and Evaluation.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 
  • UN strategic planners
  • Chairs/members of UNDAF groups/results groups/task teams
  • UN coordination officers/advisors
  • UN staff involved in project/programme management

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee covers the following:
• Four days of training with a balance of presentations and group work on case studies and exercises.
• Exclusive access to UNSSC online social learning environment with training and supporting background materials, and the opportunity to stay connected with colleagues.
• All course materials, resources and contacts.

Participants are expected to cover all travel costs related to their attendance in the course. Accommodation in a hotel in town will be booked in advance by the UNSSC; however, the accommodation costs will be borne by the participants.

Certificates of Attendance from the UN System Staff College will be awarded to participants who complete the course.

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