Indicators

What is the Indicators page about?

On this page you can create the measurement framework of your project. Indicators page enables you to specify the way you wish to measure the project results. You can add Indicators to the specific Project Results created on the Project Logic page, or you can add indicators without a connection to a specific result. Indicators can be assigned specific measurements or questions on the Questions page and their calculation can be set on the Analyze Data Page.

Before you can start adding your first Indicators, you must create some Data Collection Tools, find out how to do it here. Once you have some data collection tools created, you can start adding your Indicators by clicking “+ Indicator” above the table or by clicking the “+” next to the Result for which you wish to create the Indicator.

Tip: You may know the Indicators table under names such as Performance Measurement Framework, Logical Framework or Logframe.

What can you do on this page?

As a Member

  • View (Project) Indicators and their translations
  • Add, edit, and delete Personal Indicators
  • Export the Indicators to PDF or Excel
  • Comment on the Indicators

As a Project Admin

  • All that members can do and:
  • Add new Indicators
  • Edit Indicators
  • Delete Indicators
  • Use Indicator Library
  • Adjust names of the columns of the Indicators table
  • Add custom columns to the Indicators table
  • Hide and reorder the columns
  • Add and edit project results
  • Create translated version of the Indicators

Tip: By clicking “Columns” above the Indicators table, you can customize the names of the columns or add custom columns to make it fit your project’s needs.

Adding new (Project or Personal) Indicators

To add an Indicator, click “+ New Indicator” above the Indicators table. You can also click the “+” next to the name of the result you wish the Indicator to belong to.

After clicking those buttons an New Indicator window will appear. In this window you set the required properties of your indicator. The Code, Indicator Name, Data Collection Tool, and Project Result are mandatory fields and must be filled in.

If you check “Personal Indicator” when adding or editing Indicators, the Indicator will be only visible to you. If you do not check this, you will add a Project Indicator which everyone in the project can see. Only Project Admins can add Project Indicators.

Tip: You can use the Indicator Library to add Indicators you already used on another project.

Data Disaggregations field allows you to collect indicator data separately for multiple groups. This is especially useful when using Manual Results Input. For other data source types, data disaggregation can also be set during the data analysis.

Adding themes to your indicators enables easier navigation in the Indicator Library when creating future projects.

Editing Indicators

To edit an indicator, find it in the indicator table and click on its name. The Edit Indicator window will open, you can make the change and save it using the “UPDATE” button.

Deleting Indicators

To delete an indicator, click the red X next to the Indicator Code in the table. When you delete indicator, the questions belonging to it will become unassigned. This will not impact the data collected, however you will lose the calculations set on the Analyze Data page and this indicator will be deleted from all Reports.

Using the Indicator Library

The Indicator Library is meant to help your organization to standardize indicators and to save your work when designing new project’s measurement framework. The library can be opened using the “INDICATOR LIBRARY” button above the Indicators Table. In the Indicator Library you can search, by text or tag, for the indicators already used for any project within your organization. Indicators can be added to the project using the “+Add to project” button. After clicking this button, the Add Indicator window will be opened where you can adjust the indicator or select the Result it will belong to before saving it.

Tip: Use tags when adding the Indicators so you can easily find them in future in the Indicator Library.

Adjusting names of the columns of the Indicators table

To adjust names of the columns of the indicator table, click the “COLUMNS” button above the table. You can edit the name of a column by clicking the pencil-styled button next to the column’s name.

Adding custom columns to the Indicators table

To add a custom column, click the “COLUMNS” button above the table. You can add a custom column by clicking “Add new Custom Field” on the right side of the window.

To delete a custom column, click the X next to the box with its name. Deleting custom column will lead to loss all the information in it!

Custom column can be renamed using the edit (pencil) button next to the box with its name.

Hiding and reordering columns of the Indicators table

To reorder or hide the columns of the indicator table, click the “COLUMNS” button above the table. You can reorder the columns by dragging the box with the column’s name to the desired position. You can hide / or unhide the column by clicking the eye-styled button.

Viewing and creating translations of the Problem Tree

To create localized versions of the Indicator, you first need to have multiple languages added to your project. See the Project Settings page of the guide for advice how to do so.

To view the different language versions of the Indicators, use the language selector on the top-right just above the Problem Tree graph. Translations can be manually created by clicking the edit (pencil) button on the selected item and changing the text.

Currently, it is not possible to translate the names of the columns of the Indicators table. You can add the translated name to the column’s heading by directly naming it in the two languages (i.e. to name it for example “Indicator Name / Nom de l’indicateur”).

Exporting Indicators

To export the Indicators, use the “Export” button above the Project Logic on the left. Once clicking this button, you can select whether you prefer to export the table as a PDF or as an Excel file.

Adding and editing Project Results through the Indicators page

New project result can be added using the “+ NEW RESULT” button above the Indicators table.

Project result can be edited using the pencil-styled button next to the project result’s description in the column Project Result of the Indicators table.

Project Results can be organized, added, edited, or deleted on the Project Logic page.

Commenting on Indicators

Please see details on comments in Kinaki in the section Navigation and Basics of the User Guide.