Joint Results Framework of Joint Programming report
This study compared seven country cases where joint results frameworks have been adopted and utilised - Cambodia Kenya, Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua, Palestine and Senegal. Experience in using joint results frameworks suggests good progress in utilising outcome-based results, identifying baselines and means of verification.
Key lessons from the study include: (i) maintaining the focus on the high-level purpose of a joint results framework (being better results); and (ii) being realistic about the scope and structure of the framework in a way that enables participation (rather than setting high barriers to entry) but also encourages a focus on results, impact and outcome level indicators.
The study concludes that, joint results frameworks would benefit from a focus on high-level strategic objectives including the complex challenge of mobilising domestic resources for public goods. Joint results frameworks are particularly important in communicating wide spread support for fundamental values such as in relation to human rights, democratic governance and gender equality.
‘Building blocks’ for Joint Results Frameworks are also included in the report – the building block approach means taking incremental steps towards a joint results framework over a period rather than designing a single joint results framework at a designated moment.