Indicator relationships

When you create an indicator, you will have to define the indicator relationship between progress and overall cumulative values. There are three types.

Dependent

when values are dependent this means that the progress values (what was achieved during that period) is added up, to establish the cumulative value (what was achieved overall)

This is the standard LogAlto behavior up until now. The values in progress are added up to constitute the values in the Cumulative column. So if I have trained 300 people in year 1, and then I train 50 people in year 2, my new cumulative value is 350.

The Rate is calculated taking into consideration the last value over the final target (450/700) 

Independent 

Independent values have no relationship between the progress and the cumulative values. LogAlto will not make any calculations

In the example below you can see that there's no addition that is made between the progress and the cumulative values. Sometimes it increases, sometimes it decreases. The Rate column is calculated using the last entered value (35: my last cumulative value/80 my final target)

Same

In this case, LogAlto will replicate whatever was entered in the progress or cumulative column to show the same value in both columns. When you select Same, LogAlto will copy the values from progress into cumulative and vice versa. 

Indicator types and relationships

When you create an indicator, there are three different indicator Types that you can choose from.

  • Quantitative: ideal for numerical indicators. When you select this type of indicator, the relationship between progress and overall cumulative values will be dependent.
  • Qualitative: you can establish the wording for each indicator stage. When you select this type of indicator, the relationship between progress and overall cumulative values will be independent. 
  • Percentage: can be used to track percentage indicators. When you select this type of indicator, the relationship between progress and overall cumulative values will be independent.