For each outcome we will ask you for the indicators you will use to monitor your progress. An indicator should be realistic - something you are able to track and gather evidence on.
Charities Evaluation Service defines outcome indicators as “well defined pieces of information that can be assessed or measured to show whether outcomes have been achieved. These show that the outcome has actually happened, or that progress is being made towards it. Outcome indicators can be quantitative or qualitative.
- Quantitative indicators count numbers of things that happen.
- Qualitative indicators assess people’s perceptions and experiences.”
There may be many possible indicators for each outcome. As with outcomes themselves, we just need you to identify and report on the key ones – the most relevant to what you’re trying to achieve.
If you have a target number you’re aiming for (eg 50% of participating young people remain in education), do include it, but not if you can’t yet put a number on exactly what success would look like. We don’t want you to bind yourself to something that later becomes impossible to deliver.