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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

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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
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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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