April 16, 2019

The representation of statistical data for a specified time, place or any other relevant characteristic; measurement or gauge of events captured in data and includes the scale on which the event is measured (i.e., number, percentage or ratio). An indicator allows for meaningful comparisons because they can capture positive or negative change. For example, the proportion of men and women with access to a financial account is an indicator that allows for comparisons between men and women, and between the time periods in which the indicators were produced. Indicators may be drawn directly from questions in a survey or constructed by using multiple survey questions (composite indicator).

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