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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 who repo...
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, Locations refer to...
Navigating DevResults
When you log on to DevResults, the first page you land on is your dashboard. Each user can design their dashboard to show information most relevant to them. The dashboard is the easiest way to organize all the information about your activities that ...
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...
Data Sources
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...
New To DevResults?
Welcome to DevResults! To help you get a feel for the site, we've put together a list of articles we think may be helpful. Want help navigating the site?  We have several help pages dedicated to navigating the site.   Here's an o...
The Bigger Picture
Data is messy. Monitoring and evaluation data, collected across countries and projects by different people with different priorities and using different tools is particularly difficult to streamline. Different teams also approach data differently, a...