Evaluation Glossary

Results-Based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF)

A Results-based Management and Accountability Framework is a document which outlines the rationale, theory, resources and governance and accountability structures of a program policy or initiative and sets out a plan to measure, monitor and report on results throughout the lifecycle of the policy, program or initiative. RMAFs are intended to assist departments in achieving the expected results of their policy, program or initiative.


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

Related Terms

Evaluation Design
Evaluation Framework
Evaluation Plan