UNDP Iran organized the third Results-Based Management (RBM) workshop.
Proper planning is the key factor for achievement of a program or project that shows the mail path of implementation. Indeed, planning provides the basis for conducting every activity and it analyzes a wide range of data and information in order to develop the final formula for achieving the intended results. The third RBM workshop, “Planning in RBM, in Practice”, focused on planning and using RBM planning tools practically. This workshop reviewed different planning tools such as results chain, results matrix, monitoring and evaluation as well as the risk mitigation strategy frameworks.
The workshop conducted with 17 participants including the managers and experts from the government, NDMO, UNESCO, UNDP and also, different environmental and natural resources projects.
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Moharram Aghazade, university instructor and UNDP consultant, who welcomed the participants and started his words by showing the booklet of Results-Based Management introduced by United Nations Development Group (UNDG), translated by Mr. Majid Bahrami Forouzan and Ms. Hoda Karimipour and published by UNDP-Iran.
Mr. Majid Bahrami, the admin of Hablehroud and MENARID projects as well as the organizer of the workshop, gave a brief background on RBM and also reviewed the second RBM workshop’s contents and results. He asserted that the third RBM workshop is planned in continuation of the previous workshop and the two groups are supposed to review and modify the existing results chain (produced in the second workshop) and at the same time, develop results matrix and risks matrix for the same case.
Dr. Ali Farzin, UNDP Program Specialist and Head of Inclusive Growth Cluster, continued the discussion by giving an example about milestones. He believes that when the path and technology of achieving the goal are determined, we should define significant points during our way. These points encompass some small results that direct us to a greater result which is “impact” or final result. He applied the term “milestone” for these points.
In this workshop, the issues of the previous RBM workshop were reviewed and the participants had the opportunity to practice planning and use the tools of RBM in an important case study such as “unemployment of the educated women” through a participatory approach and perceive hidden and complicated aspects of the planning. Most of the attendees understood the significance of the precise definition and identification of different levels of results in planning and also identifying indicators for each level of results and possible challenges in this area.