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3.6.4. Source of indicator data

Submitted by pbrunet on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:45

An indicator can have data which comes from several sources:  

  • it can come from a specific collection of field data;
  • it can come from one or more indicators from other projects;
  • and sometimes, it can combine both of these types of sources.

For example, for a well construction programme which is co-funded by ECHO and UNICEF, the reporting may be different for each donor. The total number of wells may need to be monitored for ECHO, whereas UNICEF may only be interested in the wells that it has funded directly. 3 projects would be used to monitor this project in Sigmah: one In-house project  (IP) and 2 Sources of Funding projects related to the source of funding - one ECHO project (EP) and one UNICEF project (UP). If, for example, the two donors ask for the average monthly flow rate of wells, the following indicators could be used:

Project Indicator Sources of data
In-house project IP flow rate-u, “average flow rate UNICEF”, monitors all the wells directly funded by UNICEF Specific field collection
In-house project IP flow rate-a, “average flow rate others”, monitors all the other wells Specific field collection
UNICEF Project UP flow-rate, « Wells’ average rate of flow » NP.flow rate-u (flow rate-u indicator from the In-house project IP)
ECHO Project EP flow rate, “average flow rate of wells”
  • NP.flow rate-u
  • NP.flow rate-a