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|INDICATOR 1: % increase in income compared to baseline for HH and/or impact population|
| Why this indicator? What will it measure and provide information for?
Income is an important pathway for food and nutrition security as well as for resilience to financial shocks or disasters. Increased income is assumed to have a positive impact on all livelihood components (assumptions will need to be tested and spending of additional income will vary depending on HH priority). As much as possible, this indicator should be analyzed against the minimum leaving wage for capturing poverty levels.
| What Sustainable Development Goal is the indicator connected to?
* SDG Goal 1
* SDG Goal 8
| Definitions and key terms
* Income: weekly income of entire family combined
* Livelihoods: sources of income
* HH Active member(s): who earns an income at HH level
| Data and information required to calculate the indicator
* Numerator: income assessed among total sample at 2nd data point
* Denominator: income assessed among total sample at 1st data point
| Suggested method for data collection
Annual survey by CARE or CARE implementing partners
| Possible data sources
Project household survey data
| Resources needed for data collection
The quantitative and qualitative data collection, storage and analysis should be conducted by CARE and partners. Partners may include research / university partners. Data collection needs to be included in the monitoring and evaluation plan and budgeted for.
| Reporting results for this indicator: number of people for which the change happened
* Reporting Purpose: þBaseline þProgress þ Evaluation
* A change in total income at household level (for both male and female headed household)
* Livelihoods diversification level (sources of income), which can also inform on the household resilience status
| Questions for guiding the analysis and interpretation of data (explaining the how and why the change happened, and how CARE contributed to the change)
* What are the income trends (increase/decrease/unchanged) in the project area?
* Who (male/female) earns more?
* What are the main livelihoods of project male and female participants in the project area?
* To what extent were the implemented activities and adopted methodologies successful in
* To what extent were the implemented projects able to increase female headed and male headed
* improving HH’s income?
* households’ income towards living wage?
This indicator measures changes in household income and contributes to documenting the level of success or failure of the actions taken to promote sustainable economies for project participants and their communities.
| Other considerations
* Seasonal fluctuation in income
* Groups of income
* Religious/cultural events that may influence income;
* Dignified working conditions, including child labor; income could increase due to longer working hours, resulting in unsafe working practice or other kinds of exploitation.
* Analyze and compare data obtained with asset or household expenditure (proxy-indicators), where possible