Evaluation Glossary

Indicator

Quantitative or qualitative factor or variable that provides a simple and reliable means to measure achievement [of an outcome], to reflect the changes connected to an intervention, or to help assess the performance of a development actor.

Source

Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.

Related Terms

Key Performance Indicators
Measure (noun)
Metrics
Operationalize
Performance Criteria
Performance Indicator
Performance Measure