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5.7. How do you create an “indicator”?

Submitted by pbrunet on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:36

Indicators are created via the “Manage indicators” sub-tab on a project page by clicking on the “New Indicator” button.

This opens the “New Indicator” dialog box:

Whether for quantitative or qualitative indicators, the sections to be filled in are as follows:

  • Code [required]: a code so that the indicator can be identified rapidly (examples : I3.5, nfi, nb.puits)
  • Name [required]: the complete name of the indicator (example : “Number of NFI kits distributed” or “General perception of the quality of the programme by beneficiaries”)
  • Type: Quantitative or Qualitative (see definition of indicator)
  • Comments: a box to give any complementary information about the indicator
  • Datasources: data sources for this indicator. There are two possible types of source. Ticking the "Data entered directly into the project" box allows data entered in the "Indicator data entry" sub-tab to be included in the final indicator value. Ticking "Other indicators" also allows indicator values from other projects to be aggregated. 

If the indicator is "Quantitative", the following sections are added:

  • Aggregation method [required] :
    • Sum: if the data collected at the different sites over time needs to be added together to produce the overall value of the indicator.
    • Average: if the value of the indicator needs to be calculated by establishing the average of all the values collected at the different sites over time.
  • Units [required]: a short description of the unit of value (examples : “kits”, “wells”)
  • Target value: the value of the indicator which is being aimed for by the end of the project

If the indicator is qualitative, the following sections are added:

  • Possible values [required]: each line of the list corresponds to a proposed value collected at a particular site at a particular time.