Using standard indicators: opportunities, challenges and risks

Holzapfel, Sarah
External Publications (2018)

published on Rural21 01.04.2018


Standard indicators can be characterised by uniform definition, data collection methods and interpretation. They produce data that can be aggregated (and compared) across interventions, countries or regions, for example. Standard indicators can be distinguished from “custom indicators”, which are formulated to describe specific phenomena or to measure certain changes under unique conditions.

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Holzapfel, Sarah

Agricultural Economy


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