Results Framework

The EU Results Framework (EURF) and the Global Europe Results Framework (GERF) are the corporate results framework used to collect and measure key results achieved by interventions funded by external assistance financing instruments of EU international cooperation.

The Global Europe Results Framework was introduced in 2022. The EU Results Framework was first introduced in 2015 and revised in 2018. Both frameworks are in use:

  • The GERF applies to interventions financed under MFF 2021-2027
  • The EURF applies to interventions financed under MFF 2014-2020

The EURF will no longer be used once all interventions financed under MFF 2014-2020 have ended (expected in 2025).

Which indicators to consider for the 2022/2023 Results reporting exercise?

The results reporting exercise 2022/2023 only covers interventions financed under the MFF 2014-2020. Therefore, the indicators from the EU Results Framework apply.

Which indicators to consider when developing a logframe for an intervention funded by MFF 2021-2027?

Any intervention funded by MFF 2021-2027, that started after January 2022, should draw upon the set of indicators from the Global Europe Results Framework. Note that some methodological fiches are still under development.

 

Methodological notes provide the following information: what each indicator measures, the relevance of the indicator for EU policy, the main data sources, required and suggested disaggregations, the method of calculation and examples.

The tables below present the indicators from Global Europe Results Framework (GE RF) and the EU Results Framework (EU RF) with links to their methodological notes.

Indicators - Global Europe Results Framework since 2022 (interventions funded under the MFF 2021-2027)

Indicators - EU Results Framework since 2018 (interventions funded under MFF 2014-2020)

The 2018 version of the EU Results Framework was introduced via the accompanying Staff Working Document (SWD(2018) 444 final) that can be accessed here. 

  Level 2 - Outputs and outcomes (for Results Data Collection exercise)

EU Results Framework (2015 - 2018) - no longer in use

The 2015 version of the EU Results Framework was introduced via the accompanying Staff Working Document (SWD(2014) 80 final) that can be accessed here. It is no longer in use as it was replaced by a revised version in 2018, see above.