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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Objectively Verifiable Indicator (OVI) and Means of Verification of a project

Objectively Verifiable Indicator (OVI) and Means of Verification of a project :
Objectively Verifiable Indicator (OVI)

OVI is the evidences through which planned achievements that are stated under the Narrative Summary for Goal, Objectives, Outputs, and Activities are being measured.


Example:
• Income, savings, productive assets, etc. may be indicators at goal level of an economic activity development project.
• Sick days, Loss of productive days, reduction of income, etc. may indicators at the purpose level of a health and hygiene project

Means of Verification

The ways or processes by which an indicator can be checked or proved are the Means of Verification.

Example:
• Increase in income can be verified observing the living style or discussion with the household