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

Feed the Future Handbook of Indicator Definitions

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Date Published: 
July 14, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Click here to access the revised Feed the Future Indicator Handbook (March 2018).


Updated July 2016. The Feed the Future (FTF) Indicator Handbook is a working document describing the indicators selected for monitoring and evaluation of the President’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. 

The Feed the Future Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team held a webinar on July 14 to review recent changes to the indicators. A link to the webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides are available on this page under "Resources".

The Feed the Future Indicator Handbook presents the set of performance management indicators for the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative. The Feed the Future Results Framework (RF) provides the logic for the set of indicators described in the Feed the Future Indicator Handbook. The U.S. Government (USG) uses indicator results and performance narratives to monitor and attribute progress along the impact pathway reflected in the Feed the Future RF, from activities to Feed the Future’s ultimate goal of reducing poverty, hunger and undernutrition. Operating Units (OUs) and their implementing partners (IPs) use the Feed the Future indicators, along with custom, activity-specific indicators as appropriate, and performance narratives to manage and report on performance of individual implementing mechanisms (IMs) and to track progress along the country-specific impact pathway towards the objectives of the country-specific Feed the Future strategy.