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“SELECTING INDICATORS FOR NATIONAL FIVIMS”. Yassin Wehelie, FAO APERI, Tehran, I.R. Iran 23-25 October 2007. What is a food security indicator?. Indicators are constructed from a set of data, or measurements, of food security-related conditions.

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Selecting indicators for national fivims

“SELECTING INDICATORS FOR NATIONAL FIVIMS”

Yassin Wehelie, FAO

APERI, Tehran, I.R. Iran

23-25 October 2007


Selecting indicators for national fivims

What is a food security indicator?

Indicators are constructed from a set of data, or measurements, of food security-related conditions.

For example, DES as the indicator used by FAO to measure undernourishment (i.e. Kcal/day/person)


Choosing among indictors

Choosing among indictors

  • Generally, there are large number of indicators to choose from

  • Indicators may have different ways of measuring them

  • Thus, factors to consider in choosing among different indictors are:

    • Cost of collecting basic information

    • Ease of processing and analyzing the information


Selecting indicators for national fivims

Chosen indicators should be:

  • Relevant to FS context and local systems

  • Credible and universally understood

  • Time sensitive


The 15 information domains of fivims

The 15 information domains of FIVIMS

  • FIVIMS IAWG has identified 15 information domains for collecting and organizing relevant indicators

  • These domains are grouped into:

    • National & sub-national context (6 domains)

    • National food economy (3)

    • Household context (3)

    • Individual outcome (3)


Recommended process for choosing indicators for fivims

Recommended process for choosing indicators for FIVIMS

  • Review a large number of possible indictors (suggestive list provided in the Tools & Tips);

  • Add needed country-specific indicators;

  • Evaluate each indicator as to whether it fulfils requirements

  • Drop or retain indicators on the basis of the above

  • Basic information for some indictors may be lacking, thus, decide what to do


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