Performance indicators can help to track the progress of a project and measure actual results against expected results. They are an important management tool to consider when creating either a Performance Management Plan (PMP) or a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
When designing and implementing a project, managers should select a number of indicators to measure the impact of the project, while keeping in mind that indicators alone cannot describe why a project is or is not achieving its intended results.
USAID uses three distinct types of indicators:
*These indicators were last updated in June 2019