Handbook of Democracy and Governance Program IndicatorsTechnical Publication Series
This handbook was developed to enhance the ability of strategic objective teams—those USAID officers and their partners responsible for program management—to monitor progress in achieving planned results and use performance information to guide program implementation.
The indicators included in this handbook were developed by four working groups, each responsible for one of the Agency’s four democracy objectives: 1) strengthened rule of law and respect for human rights; 2) more genuine and competitive political processes; 3) increased development of politically active civil society; and 4) more accountable and transparent government institutions. The groups included USAID officers, NGO staff members, performance measurement experts, InterAmerican Development Bank and World Bank staff, and others interested in improving monitoring systems for democracy programs.
Starting with the democracy-governance portion of the Agency’s strategic framework, each working group developed or refined a hierarchy of objectives against which progress can be measured. Then indicators were developed to capture progress in meeting each objective in the framework.Author(s): U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)