Performance management in general refer to activities, tools, processes, and programs that organizations/ entities, use to monitor, manage and evaluate performance of units, teams, departments, and other organizational units within their organizational influence or manageable interest.
In a development setting, a performance management tool is designed to assist in setting up and managing the process of monitoring, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting progress toward achieving the development objective. Performance management enable organizations/ units to collect standardized data over time enable monitoring, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting progress on development process.
CA supports organizations/entities to design performance management systems, i.e. tools, processes, monitoring, analyzing and evaluating interventions that organizations are involved in.