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Activities and Organizations
What is an activity? An "Activity" in DevResults is a central organizing feature of the system. It is up to you to decide what an activity means to you. Activities are often grants or sub-grants managed by external organizations w...
Geographies
As part of the Where required in the system, all DevResults indicator data must be associated with a geography. DevResults supports two types of geographies: Locations and Administrative Divisions. Locations In DevResults, Loc...
Navigating DevResults
DevResults has two sets of menus. The top menu, in grey , is permanent and appears on every page. These menu options contain information relating to your entire DevResults site. When you open a single activity's page or indicator's pa...
Permissions Overview
DevResults uses a role-based access control style of permissions. In plain English: You never assign permissions directly to an individual user You assign permissions to a group To give a user permissions, you assign a user to that group Th...
Indicators
Indicators are used to measure whether intended objectives are being met. They need to be quantitative and meaningful. For more discussion on defining indicators, see our Indicator Guidebook . DevResults supports three basic types of indicators:...
Disaggregations
In this page: What are disaggregations and what information do I need to define them? How do I administer disaggregations? What are my options for assigning multiple disaggregations to an indicator? Parallel disaggregation: What is a p...
Data Structures
If you've gone through DevResults training, you know that all pieces of data in DevResults need to have four characteristics defined: Who What When Where It's easy to remember these words, but understanding the concepts they align ...
Calculating Averages
Averages of indicator results are properly weighted when you aggregate data by activity, time period, disaggregation, or geographic place.  Let's look at an example. Say we're looking at the indicator "% people who passed the t...
Data Submission & Approval Process
One of the reasons people want to use DevResults is to provide a way to formalize data submission, review, and approval processes--and to guarantee that approved data can be "finalized" and become the data of record moving forward. We pro...