Global Outcomes and Change Indicators


Our ability to measure progress towards our commitments and to explain how CARE contributes to lasting change
has led to the establishment of a global evidence system. The core of this system is a common set of 25 guiding
indicators applicable to CARE projects and initiatives worldwide, allowing for the collection and consolidation of
coherent and comparable outcome and impact data.
The 25 global indicators have been selected in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as in
consideration of other elements like feasibility and relevance of measurement. They were initially proposed and
crafted by technical teams working on the outcomes, approaches and roles, revised by CI Program Team,
approved by the National Directors’ Committee in March 2016 and launched in June 2016. However, given that
measuring change is a dynamic process and a learning experience for all CARE, this document is updated in July
2017 with support of the CI Monitoring and Evaluation group1, in order to continuously improve the way we
define and operationalize the indicators.

For more information visit the Global MEL wiki Global Indicators page

Global Outcome and Impact Indicators can be downloaded off the village or by clicking on the links for each document title below.

CARE Indicators for measuring outcomes and change outline CARE's 2020 indicators and a
brief 3 page introduction to them.

For an overview of CARE's reach for FY16, see CARE International's report on participants reached and projects which can be found on the CI Global MEL wiki



Spotlight: How We Measure Global Indicators

Check out our Spotlight page to see how teams at CARE USA measure global indicators across their projects.

Supplementary Indicators


The supplementary indicators are a complementary set of impact and outcome metrics that projects and
initiatives can use to assess change in areas or domains of change that may not be fully captured with the use of
any of the 25 Global Indicators.The incorporation and measurement of the supplementary indicators is optional for projects and initiatives
around the world. However, their use can certainly support on the generation of comparable evidence across
projects in different countries that explains how and to what extent CARE’s work contributes to change, and the
progress towards the CARE2020 Program Strategy.

Detailed guidance on the Global and Supplementary indicators can be found in the document below