Academic references to outcomes theory

### Many terms are used in different sectors and disciplines by people working with outcomes, strategy, performance management, impact assessment, risk-management and outcomes-based contracting. This can be confusing.

### There is a set definitions of terms used in outcomes theory.

### Outcomes theory provides technical definitions of these terms. It focuses on stating definitions in formal terms drawing on outcomes theory concepts rather than just insisting that contested terms be used in a particular way.

### Outcomes system

Any system that identifies; prioritizes; intervenes with; seeks to attribute or hold parties to account for outcomes of any type in any sector (e.g. a strategic planning system, a performance management system). more### Outcomes model

A set of boxes showing high-level outcomes and the steps which it is believed influence them. It is used both as a*conceptual*and a

*practical*l tool within outcomes theory. more