What are result indicators?

Outcome indicators: quantitative or qualitative variables that provide simple and reliable means to reflect changes and measure the achievement of the strategic objective and the intermediate results of a project. Number of outcome indicators: Ideally, 1 to 2 indicators per result. Indicators are specific markers that measure the achievement of the inputs, outputs, results and impact of your projects. Each level of the results framework has specific indicators assigned to measure the success of the implementation work.

This also helps to verify, for example, if the output actually caused the changes in the next level of result. Once you've added your projects and activities to TolaData, start incorporating your results and indicators framework into the platform. Outcome indicators define the essential characteristics of the results-based project objectives (a results-based objective, also known as an outcome, is a statement of the effect that a project has on the community). The products are the goods, services, knowledge, skills, attitudes and the enabling environment offered by the project as a result of the activities undertaken.

In addition, the performance indicators show how much or how well the results-based objectives are being achieved or have been achieved and, therefore, verify the achievement of the overall underlying goal of the project. Those who study business performance have determined that business leaders can examine results using measures known as key performance indicators (KRIs) and implement corrective actions based on key performance indicators (KPIs). A key feature of the results framework is to always maintain a cause and effect relationship between each of its levels. They are the result of both the “quantity” (how many) and the quality (“how well”) of the activities implemented.

Therefore, TolaData makes it much easier to create a results framework and an indicator plan from start to finish.