Monitoring results of agricultural and food security projects: the indicator challenge

Holzapfel, Sarah
External Publications (2018)

published on Rural21 01.04.2018


A results framework, which specifies objectives, indicators and targets, is the basis to monitor progress of development projects. Selecting appropriate indicators and measuring results, however, can be extremely challenging. If indicators are not well selected or data quality is low, their use to support decision-making and to report on results may lead to wrong conclusions. This article provides an overview on criteria to select indicators and explores the main challenges when measuring results in agricultural and food security projects.

About the author

Holzapfel, Sarah

Agricultural Economy


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