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Add an Indicator
To add an indicator, first go to the Results dropdown menu and select "Indicators". Click "+ New Indicator". This will open a Create New Indicator pop-up. This pop-up has two fields: The Code is the ...
Add Multiple Indicators
If you need to add many new indicators at once, instead of creating an indicator individually, you can create new indicators in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet containing their definitions. For the bulk import, you can upload all columns that...
Edit Multiple Indicators
To make administrative tasks easier and faster, we support bulk edits to indicators. Currently, the actions we support doing in bulk are: Mark as "inactive" Delete (don't worry--we'll check with you to confirm this is really...
Can I Change an Indicator Definition?
Short answer: No. If you need to make a stubstantive change to an indicator's definition, you must make a new indicator. Substantive changes to indicator definitions include: Data Source Indicator Type Disaggregation Reporting ...
Change an Indicator's Name, Code, or Status
To edit the wording of an indicator or the code used to identify it, go to the Results dropdown menu and select Indicators. Select the indicator you'd like to edit. On the indicator's Definition tab, find the Definition section. Y...
Data Source: Enter indicator results directly
To enter indicator results directly into DevResults, the indicator's Data Source must be set to "Enter indicator results directly". Selecting this option means that you will report the actual count, sum, or average for the indicat...
Data Source: From a Formula
Formula indicators are an excellent way to handle percentages or to view various types of aggregates. If you are interested in a metric such as "Percent of staff trained", the best way to manage this is to have two indicators for &quo...
Data Source: Populate from a data table
After you have created a data table, you can design indicators that pull results directly from the data table. Go to the Definition page for the indicator that will pull data from your data table. For Data Source, select "Populate fro...
Data Table Variations: Average
This tool lets you generate an average for a column of your data table. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table. To create an Average indicator, set the data table mapp...
Data Table Variations: Count All
This tool lets you count entries (rows) in your data table. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table. To create a Count All indicator, set the data table mapping calcula...
Data Table Variations: Count Unique
This tool lets you select the column for which you'd like to count the unique values. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table. To create a Count Unique indicator, s...
Data Table Variations: Sum
This tool lets you generate a sum for a column of your data table. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table. To create a Sum indicator, set the data table mapping calcul...
Targets
Indicator targets are set on the indicator's "Targets & Data" tab. You can set indicator targets for your whole program, per activity, or both. To set indicator targets for your whole program, make sure the dropdown at the to...
Indicator Guidebook
Intro to Indicators Indicators must be precisely defined so that results can be compared between locations, reporting periods, and activities. We've studied performance data and designed DevResults to enforce indicator definitions that m...
Should I Add Unknown as a Disaggregation Option
This is up to you. It's more of an M&E question than a data management question. There are pros and cons to adding an "unknown" option for disaggregated data. Cons for adding "unknown": Less certainty about disagg...
Formula Indicator Results Missing from Pito
The Problem: You've set up a new formula indicator, hit "Recalculate Results", and checked the Targets & Data tab. You see data and a graph. Then, you hop over to Pito to run a report on this indicator, and see an unpleasant mes...