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Title: Results and Impact Management System (RIMS)

Results and Impact Management System (RIMS)
Implementation Workshop Bamako 8-11 March 2005
Focus on results and impact of development
  • General context
  • IFAD is committed towards achieving Millennium
    Development Goals (MDGs) and recognizes the need
    to better document the impact of its operations
    on the MDGs
  • General consensus on the need to improve
    accountability of donors funds, including IFADs
  • Managing for results and impact articulation to
    the programmes and country performance evaluation
    system (PR and PBAS)
  • Development and approval of a Framework for
    Results and Impact Management System for
    IFAD-Supported Country Programmes (RIMS) in
    December 2003

What is RIMS ?
  • A systematic methodology and set of common
    indicators across programmes and regions to
    measure and inform on the performance and impact
    of projects
  • It is based on a comprehensive system of concepts
    , definitions and indicators for results and
  • It provides flexibility in the monitoring of
    results and simplicity in the evaluation of
  • It allows to share information among various

RIMS in the context of a Project/Programme
N.B. the performance of RIMS will depend largely
on that of the Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Logical progression from results to impact
Looking at RIMS indicators in light of Logical
Framework matrix
OVIs are likely to include other indicators that
are not specified under RIMS
Reporting in the context of RIMS What does it
mean for project stakeholders?
  • RIMS implies a significant shift in focus from
    level 1 (physical and financial progress) to
    level 2 (changes in behaviour) and level 3
    (impact) ..
  • Practically what it involves
  • The selection of common RIMS indicators is done
    jointly -IFAD and project- those (from the RIMS
    list of about 50, by type of project and
    component) that are relevant to a particular
    project (in LF)
  • Data/information on selected indicators to be
    conveyed to IFAD, by project, annually to be
    aggregated and reported to April Executive Board
    each year
  • The selection and reporting on a set of
    indicators including four mandatory indicators
    for all projects
  • of households with improvement in HH assets
  • Prevalence of child malnutrition
  • of Hs that have improved food security
  • of persons receiving project services

Reporting in the context of RIMS What does it
mean for project stakeholders?
  • On results indicators, information required
    annual (AWPB targets and achievements)
    cumulative (project targets and achievements with
    reference to Appraisal )
  • Information on impact indicators to be captured
    through surveys three times during the project
    life at start-up, mid-term and completion
    (methodology piloted in the framework of PRODAM
    II - Senegal in December 2004)

Which projects are concerned by RIMS?
  • All projects approved since January 2004 have to
    fully incorporate RIMS (RIMS indicators are part
    of the LF and the 3 impact surveys are
  • Projects with the MTR taking place after January
    2004 have to select RIMS indicators, including
    those of impact, and programme the impact surveys
    (midterm and completion)
  • Project which have already carried out the
    baseline survey will incorporate RIMS impact
    indicators at MTR
  • Project which were past midterm as of January
    2004 will do there best to report on results and
    impact based on their LF indicators.

Where do we stand today in PA ? 18 out of the 20
concerned projects have agreed on list of
indicators and reported on 1st level results in
Twenty projects have reported this year on 1st
level indicators
Preliminary lessons learned
  • CPMs and project management teams of the targeted
    20 first projects (out of some 50) were able to
    agree on a set of RIMS indicators (on average 14
    out of the list of 50) to report in 2004
  • Projects did not appear to have particular
    difficulties with reporting on 1st-level results
    because enough RIMS indicators were among the
    indicators they already monitored
  • To a large extent, annual programme of work and
    budget targets were identified and, where
    possible, cumulative appraisal targets were
  • However
  • Appraisal targets MAY NOT be the best measure of
    project performance
  • This year sample confirmed that AWPB targets tend
    to be overestimated in the early stages of
  • Aggregation might not be so easy as there always
    remains rooms for interpretation of the
    indicators and possible double counting (e.g
    groups, training)

The way forward work in progress
  • Mainstreaming of RIMS as an integral part of
    project ME systems for all new projects
  • Finalization of methodology for impact assessment
    surveys, including the completion of pilot impact
    surveys (standard survey questionnaire and
    software June 2005) and of 2nd level
    indicators. Reporting on these starting in 2006
  • Clarify the role of CIs in the process (RIMS is
    an instrument for supervision or an object of
  • Continued exchange of information with, and
    feedback from, projects and development of
    adapted training material
  • Stock taking exercise in 2006, including
    reviewing the list of indicators to better
    represent todays projects/programmes, weed out
    inconsistencies, eliminate duplication, etc. and
    refine reporting methodology that better links
    project results to outcomes, objectives and goals

The way forward next steps in PA
  • The success of IFAD RIMS depends entirely upon
    the appropriateness and strength of project ME,
    able to provide support for a results and impact
    oriented project management.
  • There is still plenty of room for improvement
    there and that is where PA wants to concentrate
    in the near future.
  • Regional TAG in preparation for 2005 to
    strengthen management for results and ME as
    management tool with project teams
  • Specific country initiatives (e.g. Senegal)