What is an Indicator?
An indicator can be defined as follows:
Types of Indicators (Performance indicators)
This type of indicators measure the quantity, quality and timeliness of resources-human, financial and material technological and information provided for a project, program or activity.
These measure the progress of activities in a program or project.
Output indicators measure the quantity, quality and timeliness of the products (goods or services) that are the result of an activity, project or program.
They measure the intermediate results generated by programme outputs. Correspond to any change in people's behaviour as a result of project or program activities.
Characteristics of a good indicator
Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVIs)
Objectively verifiable indicators are signs or signals demonstrating whether each level of the vertical logic is or is not being achieved.
They must be valid, reliable, precise, cost-effective and stated independently from other levels. They ought to make clear how the target group will benefit from the realisation of outputs. Indicators should be specific in terms of: Quantity, Quality, Time, Target group and place.
Examples of Indicators
Land use indicators
Surface water indicators