The purpose of indicators is to support effectiveness throughout the processes of planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation – in other words, throughout the full spectrum of results-based management. Indicators may be used at any point along the results chain of inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts. They may relate to the actual achievement of the result (target), to the current situation the partners are trying to change (baseline) or to progress or process (annual targets, intermediary benchmarks). Country offices (CO) may apply indicators to any other process or product that is useful to measure (e.g., the formation of new partnerships, the time spent on soft assistance initiatives or the delivery of activities in project work plans).
11 Oct 2017