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Consultations with Communities

Indicator Phrasing

number of target group members who were consulted about their situation before the project activities were designed
nombre de membres du groupe cible qui ont été consultés sur leur situation avant l’élaboration des activités du projet
número de membros do grupo-alvo que foram consultados sobre a sua situação antes da concepção das atividades do projeto
počet členů cílové skupiny, kteří byli před navržením projektových aktivit konzultováni ohledně svých potřeb

Indicator Phrasing

English: number of target group members who were consulted about their situation before the project activities were designed

French: nombre de membres du groupe cible qui ont été consultés sur leur situation avant l’élaboration des activités du projet

Portuguese: número de membros do grupo-alvo que foram consultados sobre a sua situação antes da concepção das atividades do projeto

Czech: počet členů cílové skupiny, kteří byli před navržením projektových aktivit konzultováni ohledně svých potřeb

What is its purpose?

The indicator shows the extent to which an organization consulted the target group members about their needs, capacities and challenges before it decided on which activities will be implemented and how. It focuses on the “participation and empowerment” aspect of protection mainstreaming.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:

 

1) Define what can count as “were consulted about their needs”. This can include, for example, participants of a qualitative needs assessment and respondents of a quantitative survey that assessed people’s needs and the preferred aid modalities. It should include only those activities whose outputs were used for designing a new intervention.

 

2) Conduct key informant interviews (e.g. with MEAL staff or a programme manager) and review relevant documents (e.g. reports, attendance sheets) to count the number of people that were consulted about their needs.

 

3) The indicator’s value equals to the total number of people who were consulted in line with the criteria defined in point 1).

                

Disaggregate by

Disaggregate the data by gender, age group, location and disability.

Important Comments

1) In addition to reporting on the indicator’s value, report also on:

   - the number of communities where the consultations took place

   - how exactly the results of the consultations influenced the project’s design

 

This guidance was prepared by People in Need ©

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