EU Results Framework Indicators

EU Results Framework Indicators

The tables below present the indicators that comprise the EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework (EU RF). The EU RF is structured around three levels:

  • Level 1: tracks development progress in partner countries: i.e. the medium/long term development impact achieved in partnership and collaboration with partner governments, donors and other development actors including the private sector and civil society. Such progress is, by nature, slow and impacts reported at this level are not intended to directly assess the performance of EU international cooperation, but rather give the operational context in which EU external assistance is provided.
  • Level 2: focuses on development outcomes and outputs to which EU funded interventions contributed to in collaboration with partner governments and other funding providers. It is at this level that results, most relevant for internal decision-making, accountability, communication and lesson learning are aggregated at the corporate level.
  • Level 3: looks at the organisational performance of the European Commission as manager of EU aid. It focuses on policy priority mainstreaming as measured by budgetary commitments directed towards specific priorities (e.g. human development, gender, nutrition).

The latest version of the EU Results Framework was introduced in 2018 via the accompanying Staff Working Document (SWD(2018) 444 final) can be accessed here. The results framework is currently under revision and a new version will be published in 2021. The list of indicators in the new version will be used for corporate reporting under the new MFF.


Methodology notes - current EU results framework 2018

Methodology notes - previous EU results framework 2015