Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Define a limited number of the most important knowledge or/and skills that the project participants should gain as a result of the provided support. Avoid having unrealistically high or unnecessarily low requirements by verifying the test’s difficulty by pre-testing it with at least 10 people.
2) Decide the minimum result a person needs to reach in order to pass the test (for example, answering correctly at least 7 out of 10 knowledge-related questions and performing correctly at least 3 out of 5 tested skills).
3) Prepare simple tests assessing whether the targeted project participants have the pre-defined, most important knowledge and/or skills.
4) Administer the test to a representative sample of your target group members by using a combination of:
> A written test (in the case of literate persons) or interview where the data collector asks knowledge-related questions and records whether the participant provided correct answers (in the case of largely illiterate persons)
> Observations where the participants are asked to perform the tested skill and the data collector records whether it was performed correctly
5) Count whether the participant reached the minimum required result.
6) To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of participants who attained the minimum required knowledge/skills by the total number of tested participants. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to percentages. For example, 40 participants who passed the test divided by 50 participants who took the test multiplied by 100 equals an 80% success rate.
For the next step, multiply this “success rate” by the total number of the target group members (e.g. 80% multiplied by 10,000 equals 8,000 people who acquired the desired knowledge).