Results-Based Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

Online Certificate Course: Results-Based Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

Results Based Management is a shift from a focus on inputs and activities to a focus on outputs, outcomes, and impact. Results are the changes that can be described and measured, and it’s the consequence of a cause-effect relationship. They imply that changes in behaviors, by individuals, groups of people, organizations, government bodies or society, has taken place.

This course takes the concepts of RBM and applies it directly to the project management environment, using all the processes and methods that will help development projects achieve the desired results. It’s designed for people that have a responsibility to manage or contribute to the results of a project, especially project managers, team members and project directors. Participants will develop a complete understanding of the most common principles, processes, and tools that are necessary in the planning, implementation monitoring, and reporting based on best practices in the RBM field. With a special focus on the application of the results chain, the logical framework and the performance measurement framework.

The online course has a duration of three weeks. Each week, the instructor will provide instructions to help students complete the required assignments; they will participate in discussions and receive feedback from the course instructor. Students will have access to videos, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students will follow a detailed schedule to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forms, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. Successful completion of all the course requirements will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion.

About this Course

This course provides a complete overview of the results-based project management (RBPM) approach with practical applications of tools and methods needed for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating development projects. You will need between 8–10 hours per week to complete the lectures and case study exercises. You will participate in engaging online conversations with peers from around the world while receiving a constant guidance from the instructor.


Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge of RBM to their projects, by sharing and learning from other country experiences, they will strengthen their RBM process; they will have an improved understanding of how RBM can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability. Participants will also learn how to plan, manage, and monitor a project with a focus on results. In addition, they will learn the concepts for an effective evaluation, the qualities of good reports and the benefits of continuous learning process applied during the project life-cycle.


  • Lesson 1 – Results Based Management; Principles and the Results Chain
  • Lesson 2 – Planing for Results; The Logical Framework Approach
  • Lesson 3 – Managing for Results; Implementation Plans
  • Lesson 4 – Monitoring for Results; Performance Measurement Framework
  • Lesson 5 – Reporting Results; Reporting Process and Progress Reports
  • Lesson 6 – Learning from Results; Adapting and Continuous Improvements


This course is designed for people working in development organizations, including, NGOs, project teams, multi and bi-lateral development organizations, representatives from national and local governments, and anyone who is interested in learning the concepts, tools and methods of Results Based Project Management. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.


There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students, you can download most of the course material to read offline.

Certification Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion mailed via post mail. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program, please visit our website at

Student Feedback:

“I regret that I did not take this Results-based Project Management course earlier in my Career. The course is very well designed and excellently delivered by the facilitator. The interactive learning forums are rich in experience sharing by participants. I highly recommend this course for everyone one working in development, both in program and finance/Administration”. Henry NJAKOI, Tanzania

“This was a very interesting course and little more challenging than the other courses I have previously taken. I enjoyed the discussion forums mostly, as I got the opportunity to share my experiences with the other participants and also gained knowledge from their experiences, which allowed me to have a better understanding of the topics taught. I intend to put all this acquired knowledge into practice in the future”. Bina Mathurin, Saint Lucia

“A great course, well designed, very informative and a great teaching (online) method allowing for a flexible interacting throughout the course with the tutor and fellow classmates. Perfect for someone in the field or next to a full-time job. I’ll recommend this course to anyone looking for improving their understanding of RBM concepts”. Petra Novakova, Netherlands

“When at the end of a course you feel that you don´t want it to end…. that is the best indicator of quality… I love it and I will miss PM4Dev, I will come back for sure… “ Astrid Cañas, Forum Syd – Colombia

Fee information

The course fee is $150, participants that complete the course successfully will receive a printed certificate mailed at no extra cost and will have 3 months of access. The course fee is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts – use the promo code 20RBPM. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course.

How to register

Visit this link to register online:

On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via money transfer. Registration will close one day before the start of the course. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment, please contact me at:

Ana Torrelio Student Services Atlanta, USA

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