Volume 2: Feed the Future Baseline Guidance
This document (pdf, 239kb) addresses Feed the Future baselines. Baselines are the first set of data to be collected for performance monitoring and for impact evaluation. Once the baseline for an indicator is known, explicit targets should then be set for each indicator. Baselines are important for determining the extent to which progress is being made toward the targets, and provide information for benefit-cost analysis. The importance of having a starting position from which to measure change is one of the most important issues related to monitoring and evaluation.