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Annex III: Possible criteria or ‘indicator standards’ to consider when designing and selecting SRGBV indicators

 

Possible criteria or ‘indicator standards’ to consider when designing and selecting SRGBV indicators

Gender-sensitive

Indicators should be gender-sensitive, involving gathering sex-disaggregated data to measure the extent to which SRGBV outcomes are gender-sensitive, and ensuring that data is analysed through a gender lens,

Disaggregated by age and type of violence

While ultimately data should be collected on the full range of SRGBV, indicators should measure different types of violence, including physical, sexual and psychological violence, as well as disaggregating by age.

Valid

Indicators should measure the aspects of the SRGBV programme that they are intended to measure.

Specific

Indicators should only measure the aspect of the SRGBV programme that they are intended to measure.

Reliable

Indicators should minimize measurement error and should produce the same results consistently over time, regardless of the observer or respondent.

Measureable

Indicators should be possible to measure using various tools and methodologies that are valid and replicable.

Comparable (over time and between settings)

Indicators should use comparable units and denominators that will enable an increased understanding of impact or effectiveness across different population groups or programme approaches.

Non-directional

Indicators should be developed to allow change in any direction, and should not specify a direction in their wording (for example, an indicator should be worded as ‘the level of awareness’ instead of ‘an increased awareness’).

Precise

Indicators should have clear, well-specified definitions. The indicator should specify the following: title and definition; purpose and rationale; method of measurement; collection method; measurement frequency; details of disaggregation; guidelines on how to interpret change in the indicator; strengths and weaknesses; and additional information.

Feasible

It must be possible to measure an indicator using available tools and methods. Are the appropriate resources, capacity and mechanisms in place to collect, interpret and use the data for the indicator?

Programmatically relevant

The indicator should be needed and useful. Indicators should be specifically linked to a programmatic input, output or outcome.

Adapted from: Bloom (2008); UNAIDS M&E Reference Group (2008)