UNDP Iran organized the first workshop in Tehran with the theme “Results-Based Management” (RBM).
RBM is a management strategy by which all actors, contributing directly or indirectly to achieving a set of results, ensure that their processes, products and services contribute to the achievement of desired results (outputs, outcomes and higher level goals or impact). The actors in turn use information and evidence on actual results to inform decision making on the design, resourcing and delivery of programs and activities as well as for accountability and reporting.
Alongside the global movement toward making the activities and programs, result-based, this new notion entered the UN agenda since 1990s and also UNDP, as one of the pioneer agencies, has made significant attempts in improvement of its system of activities. UNDP-Iran has also made significant contribution to the global movement.
The translation of the latest version of RBM handbook published by UNDG in 2011 is one of these valuable activities enabling development projects/programmes stake holders to understand the new managerial culture through their own language. In addition, designing a series of workshops with participation of the developments projects’ stake holders at managerial and expert levels makes it possible to train and develop this approach practically.
The first RBM workshop was held in 24th September 2013 with participation of 20 managers and experts from UNDP, different environmental and natural resources projects as well as private sector.
The workshop’s purpose was to orient participants with an overview, the history and also the main concepts behind a new management approach which is called “Results-Based Management”.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Majid Bahrami, the Admin Assistant for MENARID and Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) international projects and the workshop facilitator, who welcomed the participants and thanked their attendance. He then started by describing the ideas and the aim behind organizing RBM series of workshops.
Dr. Ali Nazaridoust-UNDP specialist, Dr. Parviz Garshasbi –Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Organization, Watershed Deputy and acting National Project Manager for MENARID and SLWM international projects and Ms. Hoda Karimipour- SLWM expert- made their presentations on RBM and different aspects of the new management culture respectively.
Dr. B. Murali, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative emphasized on the importance of the RBM culture for project and programmes which are implementing in Iran introduced four RBM elements.
Mr. Bahrami, as the last presenter, made the complementary descriptions RBM and as the last activity of the event, three work groups established and each group was supposed to work on a UNDP project document on water management in Egypt.
The result of the one day workshop was analyzing a work plan and suggesting activities under one single output by each work group.
This was the first of ten such workshops to be held over the next few months.