IndiKit was developed by the Czech INGO People in Need (PIN). It aims to make monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of relief and development interventions easier and better - by helping humanitarian and development workers to use well-formulated project indicators and to correctly collect and analyse the data required for each indicator.
IndiKit does not intend to cover an exhaustive list of indicators - its primary focus is on those indicators whose use requires more detailed guidance. PIN has done its best to ensure that this guidance is methodologically correct, useful and concise. IndiKit's content is aligned to existing sector standards and was reviewed by M&E and technical specialists from the non-government organizations, Global Clusters, UN agencies and universities. However, keep in mind that the proposed guidance cannot be valid in all contexts – you always need to adapt it to the local realities.
IndiKit works on the idea that all aid practitioners should have an opportunity to further improve its content. Everyone is therefore invited to propose new indicators, improve the existing ones and share the key lessons gained when using different indicators.
PIN would like to thank the Czech Development Agency for its financial contribution to developing IndiKit and the following organizations whose staff provided useful feedback on IndiKit's content: ACF, CRS, Valid International, and PIN's Alliance2015 partners Concern Worldwide, Helvetas and ACTED.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
FAQ 1: How is IndiKit different from other M&E websites?
There are several features that make IndiKit special:
- the website is very user friendly – with two to three clicks you get the information you need
- IndiKit includes indicators across many different sectors
- for each indicator you can find practical, step-by-step guidance based on actual field experience
- every practitioner has an opportunity to improve the quality and scale of IndiKit’s content
- the website’s minimalistic design enables people to access it even on slow Internet connections
FAQ 2: Can I somehow support IndiKit?
There are many ways how you or your organization can make IndiKit even more useful:
- promoting IndiKit among your colleagues, partner organizations and on social media
- proposing new indicators or suggesting how to improve the existing ones
- sharing your experience with a specific indicator
- offering a pinch of your time for technical and methodological consultations on IndiKit’s content
- translating all indicator phrasing into a new language
- adopting IndiKit as your organization’s official guidance
FAQ 3: Does IndiKit include those indicators which are commonly required by donors?
Yes, IndiKit includes a wide range of indicators which are either required by donors (such as ECHO’s KOI) or are relevant to the donors’ programming priorities.
FAQ 4: How does IndiKit relate to the common humanitarian standards?
IndiKit’s relief indicators are based on and recommend the use of common minimum standards, such as Sphere, INEE, LEGS, CPHA and other minimum standards.
FAQ 5: What is IndiKit’s longer-term vision?
IndiKit strives to become a resource providing a maximum number of relief and development practitioners across different organizations with a useful and reliable service for designing their projects and managing M&E surveys. Their frequent feedback and suggestions alongside with IndiKit’s effective administration will keep increasing the quality and scope of IndiKit’s guidance.