Developing Indicators: A SMART Criteria Checklist

Source
Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
Date of Publication
2015

Indicators are tools used to measure SBCC program progress. They are used in program monitoring to assess the state of a program by defining its characteristics or variables, and then tracking changes in those characteristics over time or between groups. Indicators are key to any effective monitoring and evaluation system.  

One way to develop good indicators is to use the SMART criteria, as explained below. Consider each of these points when developing new indicators or revising old ones. This template can be used in going through this exercise.

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