Evaluation: Finland’s Development Policy Programmes from a Results-Based Management Point of View 2003–2013

This evaluation investigates how the Finnish Development Policy Programmes of 2004, 2007 and 2012 have succeeded in defining the foundation for resultsbased
development policy and cooperation.

It finds that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs still lacks a comprehensive approach to Result-based Management (RBM) at the corporate
level and that future policy implementation should be guided by a longterm
strategic plan that is underpinned by a comprehensive Strategic Results
Framework. Future policy direction by incoming governments should be in the
form of concise policy statements that provide input into this long-term plan.