7.1 Indicators for shelter programmes

Guidance on indicators for emergency shelter programming has been developed for the following types of shelter programmes:

  1. Emergency or temporary shelter
  2. Household NFIs
  3. Direct support to recovery and build back safer
  4. Technical assistance to self recovery and build back safer
  5. Housing, land and property rights
  6. Access to safe settlements and services
  7. Cross cutting indicators for all types of shelter programmes

To be really useful in monitoring, evaluation and project management, indicators must be a balanced combination between qualitative and quantitative and fall into four broad categories:

  • Indicators of outcomes (mainly qualitative indicators to measure the effectiveness of the programme objectives)
  • Indicators of project outputs (quantitative indicators of what has been delivered or done in the programme)
  • Indicators of programme objectives (quantitative indicators to measure the effectiveness of the programme activities – for example: area of covered space)
  • Indicators of satisfaction and quality (measurable through post distribution monitoring and evaluation to assess whether the assistance given is timely, appropriate, relevant and in line with beneficiaries’ priorities).

See annex 25.3 Indicators for shelter programmes