Consider what the signs of progress will be for various different activities planned. How can you measure whether there has been any progress?
If you think health, agriculture or income may have improved a bit as a result of your planned activities, this will not tell you very much! If, for example, your activities have included introducing rabbit husbandry, you could plan to measure:
- the number of farmers deciding to look after rabbits
- the number of rabbits sold for meat
- the number of rabbits eaten by family members
- the number of cases of childhood malnutrition recorded in the local clinic
- the frequency of disease in rabbits
- the income from selling the furs.
Over two years, this would provide a good record of the effect of your activities on farmers, nutrition and income, and indicate ways of improving future activities.