Evaluation Glossary

Results-Based Management (RBM)

Results-based management is a comprehensive, lifecycle approach to management that integrates strategy, people, resources, processes and measurements to improve decision-making and drive change. The approach focuses on getting the right design early in a process, foussing on outcomes, implementing performance measurement, learning and changing, and reporting performance.


Center of Excellence for Evaluation. (2012). Results-Based Management Lexicon. Ottawa, ON: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Related Terms

Evaluation Framework
Performance Management
Performance Measurement