Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Your input requested: Public review of the revised Feed the Future indicator definitions

Public review of the revised Feed the Future indicator definitions is now closed. We thank you sincerely for your input!


We invite you to:

  1. Please view the list below (or under Resources at right) of the Revised FTF Indicators;
  2. Click the hyperlinked title of each indicator to see its definition sheet;
  3. Fill out the survey to comment on any indicator definitions that interest you!

Note: The survey will allow you to comment on any number of indicator definitions you want -- please only fill out one survey per person.
Note: We plan to include five Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators in our list, but those definitions are still being developed by the UN, and we will align with them once they're published.

Background:

We sought your expertise this past summer in developing the updated list of indicators for Feed the Future (FTF) under the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), which enabled us to send that list to Congress as part of the required GFSS Implementation Plan. Since then, an interagency Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning working group (MEL WG) has been working diligently to flesh out the definitions of those indicators, and we'd now like your input on whether those definitions are clear, practical, and able to be implemented in the field.

As a reminder, this revised list of Feed the Future standard indicators (list below) provides a foundation for Feed the Future’s accountability and learning by measuring progress against all facets of the GFSS results framework. This list reflects important updates to Feed the Future in its new phase, including a greater focus on resilience, strengthening systems, and cross-cutting issues, as well as a more comprehensive approach to nutrition.

We invite all FTF Stakeholders (USG field staff, Mission staff, partners, advocates, the public, etc.) to review the indicator defintions of most interest to you and provide any suggested feedback through our dynamic survey form. This review period will be open for one week from Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Tuesday, Feb. 20.

After feedback is received, we will be incorporating any needed edits to the definitions, compiling them all together in a new Indicator Handbook, and publishing by the end of March.

Thank you in advance for your review and we look forward to ensuring all of these indicator definitions are clear, usable, and able to be successfully implemented so that we can continuing monitoring the results of our food security work. In summary:

  • WHAT: Request for input on whether revised Feed the Future indicator definitions are clear and practical
  • WHO: Open to public, but especially hope to hear from Implementing Partners, U.S. Government field staff, advocates, etc.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
  • WHERE: Here! Click the survey link to provide comments.
  • WHY: To ensure our indicators can be implemented successfully in the field

Ready to provide your feedback? Access the survey here!

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Row # RF Level and Title in GFSS Results Framework (RF) Indicator Number Indicator Title
1 Goal: Sustainably reduce global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty EG-a Prevalence of Poverty: Percent of people living on less than $1.90/day 2011 PPP  [ZOI-level]
2 Goal: Sustainably reduce global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty New GFSS - 4 Prevalence of Poverty: Percent of people living on less than $1.90/day 2011 PPP  [National-level]
3 Goal: Sustainably reduce global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty HL.9-a Prevalence of stunted (HAZ < -2) children under five (0-59 months) [ZOI-level]
4 Goal: Sustainably reduce global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty New GFSS - 3 Prevalence of stunted (HAZ < -2) children under five (0-59 months) [National-level]
5 Goal: Sustainably reduce global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty

(Cross-linked to Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems)
New GFSS - 1 Prevalence of moderate and severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale [ZOI-level]
6 Goal: Sustainably reduce global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty

(Cross-linked to Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems)
New GFSS - 2 Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) [National-level]
7 Objective 1: Inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth New GFSS - 7 Percent change in value-added in the agri-food system ("Ag GDP+") [National-level]
8 Objective 1: Inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth
  
(Cross-linked to Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems)
New GFSS - 5 Percentage of Households below the Comparative Threshold for the Poorest Quintile of the Asset-Based Comparative Wealth Index [ZOI-level] 
9 Objective 1: Inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth

(Cross-linked to Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems)
New GFSS - 6 Abbreviated Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index [ZOI-level]
10 IR.1: Strengthened inclusive agriculture systems that are productive and profitable  EG.3.2-17 Number of individuals in the agriculture system who have applied improved management practices or technologies with USG assistance [IM-level]
11 IR.1: Strengthened inclusive agriculture systems that are productive and profitable  New GFSS - 8 Proportion of producers who have applied targeted improved management practices or technologies [ZOI-level]
12 IR.2: Strengthened and expanded access to markets and trade EG.3.1-1  Kilometers of roads improved or constructed as a result of USG assistance [IM-level]
13 IR.2: Strengthened and expanded access to markets and trade New GFSS - 32

(but based off of an expanded version of former indicator EG.3.2-19 "value of incremental sales...")
Value of annual sales of farms and firms receiving USG assistance [IM-level]
14 IR.2: Strengthened and expanded access to markets and trade New GFSS - 9 Value of targeted agricultural commodities exported at a national level [National-level]
15 IR.2: Strengthened and expanded access to markets and trade

(Cross-linked to IR.6: Improved Adaptation to and Recovery from Shocks and Stresses)
NEW GFSS - 27

[NEW combo finance indicator]
Value of agriculture-related financing accessed as a result of USG assistance [IM-level]
16 IR.3: Increased employment and entrepreneurship New GFSS - 10 Employment in the agri-food system [National-level]
17 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems New GFSS - 33

(formerly had it as just a tweak to EG-b, but it's actually new because measuring something different) 
Depth of Poverty of the Poor: Mean percent shortfall of the poor relative to the $1.90/day 2011 PPP poverty line  [ZOI-level]
18 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  HL.9-b Prevalence of wasted (WHZ < -2) children under five (0-59 months) [ZOI-level]
19 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  New GFSS - 11 New title: Ability to recover from shocks and stresses index [ZOI-level] (Old title: Proportion of households with the self-perceived ability to successfully manage future shocks and stresses [ZOI-level])
20 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches EG.3.2-18 Number of hectares under improved management practices or technologies with USG assistance [IM-level] 
21 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches New GFSS - 12 Yield of targeted agricultural commodities within target areas [ZOI-level]
22 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches New GFSS - 13 Yield of targeted agricultural commodities among program participants with USG assistance [IM-level]
23 IR.5: Improved Proactive Risk Reduction, Mitigation, and Management  New GFSS - 14 Number of host government or community-derived risk management plans formally proposed, adopted, implemented or institutionalized with USG assistance [IM-level]
24 IR.6: Improved Adaptation to and Recovery from Shocks and Stresses New GFSS - 15 Index of social capital at the household level [ZOI-level]
25 IR.6: Improved Adaptation to and Recovery from Shocks and Stresses New GFSS - 16 Number of individuals participating in group-based savings, micro-finance or lending programs with USG assistance [IM-level]
26 IR.6: Improved Adaptation to and Recovery from Shocks and Stresses New GFSS - 17 Proportion of households participating in group-based savings, micro-finance or lending programs [ZOI-level]
27 IR.6: Improved Adaptation to and Recovery from Shocks and Stresses New GFSS - 31 Proportion of households that believe local government will respond effectively to future shocks and stresses [ZOI-level]
28 Objective 3: A well-nourished population, especially among women and children HL.9-d Prevalence of underweight (BMI < 18.5) women of reproductive age [ZOI-level]
29 Objective 3: A well-nourished population, especially among women and children New GFSS - 18 Prevalence of healthy weight (WHZ ≤ 2 and ≥-2) among children under five (0-59 months) [ZOI-level]
30 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets EG.3.3-10 Percentage of female participants of USG nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities consuming a diet of minimum diversity [IM-level]
31 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets HL.9.1-a Prevalence of children 6-23 months receiving a minimum acceptable diet [ZOI-level] 
32 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets HL.9.1-b Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding of children under six months of age [ZOI-level] 
33 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets HL.9.1-d Prevalence of women of reproductive age consuming a diet of minimum diversity [ZOI-level]
34 IR.8: Increased use of direct nutrition interventions and services  New GFSS - 19 Percent of participants of community-level nutrition interventions who practice promoted infant and young child feeding behaviors [IM-level]
35 IR.9: More hygienic household and community environments HL.8.2-2 Number of people gaining access to a basic sanitation service as a result of USG assistance [IM-level]
36 IR.9: More hygienic household and community environments HL.8.2-5 Percentage of households with soap and water at a handwashing station commonly used by family members [IM-level]
37 IR.9: More hygienic household and community environments New GFSS - 20

(but based off F indicator HL.8.2-2, which is at IM level)
Percentage of households with access to a basic sanitation service [ZOI-level]
38 IR.9: More hygienic household and community environments New GFSS - 30

(but based off F indicator HL.8.2-5, which is at IM level)
Percentage of households with soap and water at a handwashing station commonly used by family members [ZOI-level]
39 CCIR 1: Strengthened global commitment to investing in food security New GFSS - 29

(but based off an expanded version of former indicator EG.3.2-22)
Value of new USG commitments and private sector investment leveraged by the USG to support food security and nutrition [IM-level]
40 CCIR 2: Improved climate risk, land, marine, and other natural resource management New GFSS - 35 Number of hectares under improved management practices or technologies that promote improved climate risk reduction and/or natural resources management with USG assistance [IM-level]
41 CCIR 2: Improved climate risk, land, marine, and other natural resource management (cross reference to CCIR5) New GFSS - 22

(based of the F standard indicator EG.10.4-6, but updated to separate out "legally documented" and "perception of secure tenure" into two separate indicators and to add in marine rights):    
Number of adults with legally recognized and documented tenure rights to land or marine areas, as a result of USG assistance [IM-level]
42 CCIR 2: Improved climate risk, land, marine, and other natural resource management (cross reference to CCIR5) New GFSS - 23

(based of the F standard indicator EG.10.4-6, but updated to separate out "legally documented" and "perception of secure tenure" and to add in marine rights):    
Number of people who perceive their tenure rights to land or marine areas as secure [IM-level]
43 CCIR 3: Increased gender equality and female empowerment GNDR-2
(BFS_supplemental)
Percentage of female participants in USG-assisted programs designed to increase access to productive economic resources [IM-level] 
44 CCIR 4: Increased youth empowerment and livelihoods  New GFSS - 24 Percentage of participants in USG-assisted programs designed to increase access to productive economic resources who are youth (15-29) [IM-level]
45 CCIR 5: More effective governance, policy, and institutions New GFSS - 25
Number of milestones in improved institutional architecture for food security policy achieved with USG support  [National-Level]
46 CCIR 6: Improved human, organizational, and system performance New GFSS - 28 Number of organizations with increased performance improvement with USG assistance [IM-level]
47 Output EG.3.2-7 Number of technologies, practices, and approaches under various phases of research, development, and uptake as a result of USG assistance [IM level]
48 Output New GFSS - 34 Number of individuals participating in USG food security programs [IM-level]
49 Output HL.9-1 Number of children under five (0-59 months) reached with nutrition-specific interventions through USG-supported programs [IM-level]
50 Output HL.9-2 Number of children under two (0-23 months) reached with community-level nutrition interventions through USG-supported programs [IM-level]
51 Output HL.9-3 Number of pregnant women reached with nutrition interventions through USG-supported programs [IM-level]
52 Output   EG.3.2-2 Number of individuals who have received USG-supported degree-granting non-nutrition-related food security training [IM-level]
53 Output

(Cross-linked to IR.6: Improved Adaptation to and Recovery from Shocks and Stresses)
ES.5-1 Number of USG social assistance beneficiaries participating in productive safety nets [IM-level]

 

CONTEXT INDICATORS

Row # RF Level and Title in GFSS Results Framework (RF) Indicator Number Indicator Title
1 Objective 1: Inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth
  
(Cross-linked to Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems)
GFSS CONTEXT - 1 Percentage of Households below the Comparative Threshold for the Poorest Quintile of the Asset-Based Comparative Wealth Index [National-level]
2 IR.1: Strengthened inclusive agriculture systems that are productive and profitable  GFSS CONTEXT - 2 Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status (SDG indicator #2.3.2) [National-level]
3 IR.1: Strengthened inclusive agriculture systems that are productive and profitable  GFSS CONTEXT - 3 Volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size (SDG indicator #2.3.1) [National-level]
4 IR.3: Increased employment and entrepreneurship GFSS CONTEXT - 4 Percentage of 15-29 year olds who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) (SDG indicator #8.8.6) - [National-level]
5 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  GFSS CONTEXT - 5 Prevalence of wasted (WHZ < -2) children under five (0-59 months) [National-level]
6 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems GFSS CONTEXT - 6 Depth of Poverty of the poor: Mean percent shortfall relative to the $1.90/day 2011 PPP poverty line [National-level]
7 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches GFSS CONTEXT - 7 Yield of targeted agricultural commodities [National-level]
8 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches GFSS CONTEXT - 8 Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture (SDG indicator #2.4.1) - [National-level]
9 Objective 3: A well-nourished population, especially among women and children GFSS CONTEXT - 9 Prevalence of healthy weight (WHZ ≤ 2 and ≥-2) among children under five (0-59 months) [National-level] 
10 Objective 3: A well-nourished population, especially among women and children GFSS CONTEXT - 10 Prevalence of underweight (BMI < 18.5) women of reproductive age [National-level]
11 Objective 3: A well-nourished population, especially among women and children GFSS CONTEXT - 11 Prevalence of undernourishment (SDG indicator #2.1.1)  [National-level]
12 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets GFSS CONTEXT - 12 Prevalence of children 6-23 months receiving a minimum acceptable diet [National-level]
13 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets GFSS CONTEXT - 13 Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding of children under six months of age [National-level] 
14 IR.7: Increased consumption of nutritious and safe diets GFSS CONTEXT - 14 Prevalence of women of reproductive age consuming a diet of minimum diversity [National-level]
15 CCIR 1: Strengthened global commitment to investing in food security GFSS CONTEXT - 15 Food security and nutrition funding as reported to the OECD DAC  [Global-level]
16 CCIR 2: Improved climate risk, land, marine, and other natural resource management (cross reference to CCIR5) GFSS CONTEXT - 16 Proportion of total adult rural farming population with secure tenure rights to land and legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure [National-level]
17 CCIR 3: Increased gender equality and female empowerment GFSS CONTEXT - 17 Average percentage of women achieving adequacy across the six indicators of the Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index [ZOI-level]
18 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  GFSS CONTEXT - 18 U.S. government humanitarian assistance spending in areas/populations subject to recurrent crises [ZOI-level if possible, otherwise National-level]
19 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches GFSS CONTEXT - 19 Average deviation from 10-year rainfall average during the main growing season [ZOI-level] 
20 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches

(but cross-linked to CCIR 2: Improved climate risk, land, marine, and other natural resource management)
GFSS CONTEXT - 20 Average deviation from 10-year average NDVI during the main growing season [ZOI-level]
21 IR.4: Increased sustainable productivity, particularly through climate-smart approaches GFSS CONTEXT - 21 Average deviation from the 10-year average temperature during the main growing season [ZOI-level]
22 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  GFSS CONTEXT - 22 Number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance in areas/populations subject to recurrent crises [ZOI-level if possible, otherwise National-level]
23 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  GFSS CONTEXT - 23 Prevalence of people who are ‘Near-Poor’, living on 100 percent to less than 125 percent of the $1.90 2011 PPP poverty line  [ZOI-level]
24 Objective 2: Strengthened resilience among people and systems  GFSS CONTEXT - 25 Risk to well-being as a percent of GDP [National-level]
25 CCIR 1: Strengthened global commitment to investing in food security GFSS CONTEXT - 26 Share of agriculture in total government expenditure (%) [National-level]