Guidelines for the Development of the IODE short-term (2008-2009) and medium-term (2008-2013) Work Plan and Budget
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Results-based management has become important because both Member States and the management of the United Nations want to have a more effective United Nations that is able to respond to new demands within the limits of resource constraints. And both want to be able to demonstrate this. Its purpose is to shift managerial and administrative emphasis from a processfocused approach to one based on performance and results (outcomes). The premise is that if organizations plan in terms of the results they expect to achieve and then verify that they have achieved them, resources will be used effectively and public support will be maintained. A key element is programme performance assessment, which can be defined as determining whether expected accomplishments were obtained and why or why not. The United Nations began to implement results-based management through the programme budget process. After 1998, the Organization began its transition to a results-based budget. Resultsbased budgeting .....