Module III: Selecting Indicators for Strategy, Programming and Projects
Input, output, outcome and impact indicators are central to measuring change in FCV settings. The selection of a given metric is determined by many factors, including the local context in which it is to be applied, its specificity, measurability, accuracy, reliability and time-sensitivity. Accompanying the Toolkit’s modules is an online database of over 3,000 indicators that can inform strategic and operational programming. The online search engine allows for the selection of indicators according to New Deal goals and/or World Bank Global Practice areas.
A basic requirement of measuring results in FCV contexts is selecting appropriate output, outcome, and impact indicators. Such indicators should be reliable and robust as well as nationally owned where possible. Indicators should also be available, accessible, credible, and possible to disaggregate. But emerging practice also suggests that indicators need to be sought from a variety of sources, be used in combinations or baskets, and ideally be developed in partnership with beneficiary groups. To help World Bank teams develop appropriate indicators, this Module features a searchable indicator database. The menu is organized according to the Peace and State-building Goals defined in the New Deal Framework, but also co-tagged with World Bank Global Practice areas.
Included in this Module:
- How Can Indicators Be Used to Support Both Strategy and Operational Design?
- How to Select Indicators for FCV Settings
- What Are Some Key Factors to Consider in Selecting Indicators in an FCV Environment?
- Involving Clients and Beneficiaries in Indicator Development
- Introducing the FCV Indicator Database
- FCV Database Limitations