Why are indicators necessary?
To monitor program progress and progress toward certain goals, you need to be able to measure this change over time. Indicators provide data that can be measured to show changes in relevant program areas. While community partners and key stakeholders help design the program, it is ultimately the responsibility of the organization to evaluate its success and inform the donor of the results. Indicators are used to set objectives that allow program employees to measure up-to-date characteristics of program success and assess whether those results meet program expectations. Indicators themselves are critical to this process, as they are the key to successful monitoring of program changes or problems. The tracking device alerts drivers to necessary adjustments mid-route if the program encounters unforeseen difficulties or drifts off track. At the end of the program, they are measured to confirm the success and achievements of the intervention. The right indicators are important for any program because they provide the data needed to monitor the progress of the program. By closely monitoring the progress of the program, any issues can be identified and resolved quickly. Quick troubleshooting helps improve programs and ensure better results.