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Outcomes Based Accountability Approach

An ‘Outcomes Based Accountability’ Approach (OBA)

The Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan aims to address the big issues affecting our district and recognises that many of these will take joined up effort and time to change.  In order to manage this process, we have adopted an ‘Outcomes Based Accountability’ (OBA) approach which provides a method of thinking and taking action that is simple, common sense and uses plain language.

This Plan focuses on the results or ‘outcomes’ we are aiming to achieve and the following structure and language applies across the Community Plan:

  • Outcomes – the conditions of wellbeing we want for our children, families and the community as a whole (i.e., all people in Fermanagh and Omagh) – for example ‘Our people have improved physical health and mental wellbeing’
  • Indicators – a measure which helps to demonstrate how well we are progressing towards an outcome – for example ‘The number of residents suffering from hypertension’

For those who want to know more about this approach, please view the training videos below.