Sida course on Results-Based Management (RBM)

Project management. Photo: Kaleidico / Unsplash

Duration: May 31, 2022- June 2, 2022

Registration deadline: March 27

This Sida basic course improves the ability to apply Results-Based Management in projects and programs in development cooperation, such as planning, implementation and reporting of results. To be eligible for the course applicants are required to submit an ongoing or planned project/programme, in order to work with throughout the course.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • explain the logic of theory of change and its underlying assumptions;
  • sketch theories of change, stakeholder analyses and risk analyses based on own examples;
  • discuss how the different dimensions of poverty relates to and affects your own case/example;
  • improve the plan for monitoring of own case/example, taking into consideration qualitative as well as quantitative aspects; and
  • apply Results-Based Management in a given context and select relevant tools and methods.


To strengthen the capacity of development actors to plan, implement, monitor and follow up programs and projects focusing on results and effects rather than activities. 

Target Group

Program/project managers within Swedish government agencies, civil society organisations, universities and the private sector involved in Swedish development cooperation or Swedish humanitarian assistance.

This course is primarily designed as a basic RBM course but it is also helpful for people with some previous experience and knowledge of the RBM approach. Each participant/organisation should bring a specific project/program to work with throughout the course.

If you are working for a non-Swedish organisation you need to be recommended by your Swedish partner organisation. The training is not targeted at private individuals.


Sida encourages several participants (e.g. 2-4) from the same organisation to attend the course together, as this increases the probability that what you have learned during the course will have an impact on your organisation. You may also want to consider attending the course together with your international partners. 

Since sustainable change work requires a certain amount of time investment, it is essential that the participants are willing and have their manager’s permission to set aside time for development work even after the course days. Sida reserves the right to select participants with regards to group composition. 

Venue and additonal information

Sida Partnership Forum, Härnösand. Sida covers training costs, accommodation and meals. Participants only need to cover their travel costs. The course will be held in English.

Course Manager

Semira Osmanovic, Sida Partnership Forum 

Should you have any practical questions or concerns, please contact Therese Mattsson, Sida Partnership Forum.