Qualities and Characteristics of Indicators

Qualities of Indicators

An indicator is a variable whose value changes from the baseline level at the time the program began to a new value after the program and its activities have made their impact felt. At that point, the variable, or indicator, is calculated again. An indicator is a measurement. It measures the value of the change in meaningful units that can be compared to past and future units. This is usually expressed as a percentage or a number. Good Indicators must have the following qualities

Purpose & Importance of PMP

A performance management plan is a critical tool for planning, managing, and documenting data collection and data use. It contributes to the effectiveness of the performance monitoring system by assuring that comparable data will be collected on a regular and timely basis. These are essential to the operation of a credible and useful performance-based management approach. PMPs promote the collection of comparable data (baseline, targets, and progress) by sufficiently documenting indicator definitions, sources, and methods of data collection.

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What is Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP)?

Performance Monitoring Plan PMP

It serves as a reference document that contains the targets, definition of each indicator (in the context of the project), the methods of data collection and frequency of data collection for each indicator, who will be responsible for collecting the data and how will the collected data be used. Basically it is required by USAID from the grantee. The grantee has to document and report its M&E system in the PMP. Receiving the M&E performance from all the grantees on one specific format helps the USAID to compare/analyze the performance of grantees with each other.

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How to Write M&E System Proposal

Monitoring and Evaluation Proposal

A formal proposal for Monitoring & Evaluation System for an organization should contain at least the following headings:

ASP-AID Training Calendar - Feb 2012 to September 2012

USAID ASP-AID Trainings in Collaboration with LUMS & RSPN

This program is made possible with support from the American people, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

In today’s fast changing world, knowledge acquired in the past becomes redundant, if not upgraded through continuous learning and training. All institutions, whether in the corporate sector, not for profit sector or public sector need to re-tool their professionals to meet the challenges of timely and cost-effective delivery of services to the citizenry.

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Characteristics of a Good Monitoring & Evaluation System

Required Qualities of M&E System

A well-designed M&E system should describe in detail the following things:

How to Write Proposal for Grants by the US Consulate

US Consulate Peshawar Grants Proposal Writing

Basics of Grant Writing

  1. Proposal should be clear, concise and avoid colloquial writing
    • Should include all relevant information
  2. Avoid unsupported assumptions
    • Always cite data sources

Format for The Proposals (For US Consulate Only)

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What is Monitoring?

Monitoring

The Periodic tracking (for example, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually) of any activity’s progress by systematically gathering and analyzing data and information is called Monitoring. The target audience/beneficiaries must be defined along with what you are doing, and whether your activities are being implemented as planned or not.

Trainings in PARD in September

1.   Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, Peshawar is a Training-cum-Research Organization of the Federal Government working since 1957. The Academy offers various training programs on emerging themes of Rural Development to meet the changing needs of professionals working at various levels of governance. The following training programmes are planned for the month of September 2012:

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