Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Session 4: Creating Measureable Custom Indicators


The Feed the Future indicator framework explicitly recognizes that the indicators we have identified do not constitute the entire universe of indicators that missions and implementing partners should use. Custom indicators developed by missions and implementing partners play a vital role in Feed the Future’s approach toward strategic, adaptive management. These custom indicators should be developed and used to measure parts of your results frameworks that are not addressed by adequate Feed the Future indicators. These custom indicators should be created to measure changes at the outcome level and activity at the output level, where Feed the Future indicators are either not present or inadequate given your specific interventions and the change you are seeking to measure.

Session Objectives:

Create custom indicators for Feed the Future activities that are measurable:

  • Recognize when you need to create a custom performance indicator and create measurable custom performance indicators
  • Identify and create measurable custom indicators to monitor your activity’s performance

Session Developer: Salik Farooqi, J.D., Ph.D.