How we deliver results
The results of our work are assessed using International IDEA’s system for learning-based management (LBM), which is tailored for democracy assistance and builds on a combination of theory of change and outcome mapping methodologies.
The information below, explains how we implement this system of evaluation of results.
Levels of results management
International IDEA’s results framework identifies three levels of results management. A world in which democratic processes, actors and institutions are inclusive and accountable and deliver sustainable development for all.
How do we measure the aspects we can control?
- We track the products and services we deliver in accordance with our eight output categories.
Tool for measuring progress:
- 15 institutional key performance indicators.
How do we assess the aspects we can influence directly?
- Intermediate outcomes: Changes in the knowledge among International DEA’s boundary partners.
- Mid- and long-term outcomes: Changes in behaviours, relationships and practices by International IDEA’s boundary partners.
Tools for assessing progress:
- Tests and progress markers
How do we evaluate the aspects we influence indirectly?
We monitor general societal trends, in particular those related to democratic development.
Tool for evaluating progress:
- The Global State of Democracy Indices
The first level of results management relates to performance, and it refers to the products and services (or outputs) that International IDEA deliver. These eight output categories have 15 performance indicators.
This category includes handbooks, reports, briefs and case studies published by International IDEA or jointly with partners.
This category contains collections of data published via one of International IDEA’s websites or jointly with partners.
This category incorporate interactive, online software made available on one of International IDEA’s websites.
This category includes diverse types of content like articles, speeches, photographs, blog posts, audiovisuals, podcasts and social media posts.
This category covers dialogues, network meetings, workshops and conferences which International IDEA convenes for facilitating consultations and knowledge sharing between stakeholders.
This category captures on-demand, short-term consultations or technical assistance within International IDEA’s five workstreams: climate change and democracy; constitution-building processes; digitalization and democracy; electoral processes; and political participation and representation.
This category includes teaching in skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources that relate to competencies within International IDEA’s impact areas, for a minimum of one and a maximum of three days.
This is a long-term process to assist individuals and organizations in obtaining, improving and retaining the skills, knowledge, tools, and resources needed to do their jobs to a greater capacity.