Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Define the criteria based on which it is possible to conclude that the source of income is likely to be ‘economically sustainable’. These can include, for example:
- the overall income is higher than the costs (also consider costs in the form of people’s time / labour)
- there are no signs of significant difficulties with production / service provision and with finding customers
- considering the effort invested and the benefits gained, the household is motivated to continue in the income generating activity
2) Define the criteria, based on which it is possible to conclude that the source of income is likely to be ‘environmentally sustainable’. These can include, for example:
- the income generating activity does not deplete environmental resources in a way that cannot be sustained in the long-term
- the income generating activity does not contribute to polluting or damaging the natural environment (e.g. by an excessive use of chemicals, by overgrazing the land)
3) Define what can be accepted as an ‘additional’ source of income. For example, when a household that is heavily reliant on crop production starts growing a new crop, can it be counted as an ‘additional income’?
4) To determine the indicator’s value, conduct a survey among a representative sample of households, assessing how many of them have (thanks to the project’s support) gained an additional source of income that is likely to be environmentally and economically sustainable (i.e. all three criteria need to be met). Divide this number by the total number of households who received income generation support. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.