IEA Training Manual - Module 4 - Exercises

This exercise originates from section:

Exercise 4.4.1

Identifying indicators and data sets

Let’s consider a fictional country that will be called “GEOland.” You are part of the team charged with setting up the first IEA reporting process for this country.

Step 1. As a group, develop a list of short themes required to develop the assessment report. Prioritize the themes according what might be most relevant for GEOland at this time. Form smaller groups, and assign each group a theme.

Step 2. In sub-groups, prepare a list of issues related to the theme of your group.

Step 3. Set up a table to help you organize your thoughts, such as in the following example.
Theme     Sub-theme     Indicator     Core             indicator

Step 4. Identify indicators that correspond to each issue. Begin by brainstorming a larger list, and then narrow down your list using the indicator criteria listed in Section 4.1. Indicate whether the indicator is a driver, pressure, state, impact or response in the DPSIR framework.

Step 5. Identify the data you will need for the indicator. There are a number of data sources you may wish to consult.

  • OECD’s “Selected Environmental Data” document at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/
  • 11/15/24111692.PDF.
  • GEO Data Portal.
  • FAO Statistical databases (FAOSTAT, Aquastat, Fishstat, Terrastat).
  • Others listed in the database section of this report.

Materials: A sample of the question completed to help orient participants and trainers.

Methodology sheets 

As discussed in Section 3.3, metadata—or data on data—consists of background information needed when analyzing data and indicators. Similar to the databases provided through the GEO Portal, methodology sheets outline the metadata for indicators. The type of information varies, and typically includes the definitions, concepts, categories or types of indicators, measurement units and methods, and data sources. An abbreviated sample is shown in Table 3.

Table 3: Sample methodology sheet

Definition of indicator Proportion of population with access to a sanitary facility in the dwelling or
immediate vicinity.
Type of indicator State
Underlying Definitions and Concepts Sanitary Facility: A sanitary facility is a unit for disposal of human excretes which includes feces from contact with people, animals, crops and water sources.
Suitable facilities range from simple but protected put latrines to full toilets with sewage. All facilities, to be effective, must be correctly constructed and properly maintained.
  Population: this includes the urban and rural population served by connections to public facilities (pits, pour-flush latrines, septic fields).
Unit of Measurement %
Measurement methods May be calculated as: # people with improved disposal facilities available (X 100)/total population
Data needed to compile indicator The number of people with access to improved sanitary facilities and total population.
  Routinely collected at national and sub-national levels in most countries using census and surveys. In order to arrive at more robust estimates of sanitation coverage, two main state source types are required. First, administrative or infrastructure data which report on new and existing facilities. Second, populationbased
data derived from some from of national household survey.
Data sources Routinely collected at national and sub-national levels in most countries using census and surveys. In order to arrive at more robust estimates of sanitation coverage, two main state source types are required. First, administrative or infrastructure data which report on new and existing facilities. Second, populationbased
data derived from some from of national household survey.
References WHO, 2000. Development of Indicators for Monitoring Progress Towards Health for All by the Year 2000, Geneva, WHO, 1981, p.81.

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