Dialogue and Dissent Indicators

Reporting on Dialogue & Dissent consists of both quantitative and qualitative elements, which are all important to grasp richness of the progress and results of the programmes.

Quantitative reporting
The Ministry uses six quantitative indicators to monitor and report on Dialogue & Dissent (D&D). These indicators are scope variables that report on specific areas of the D&D Theory of Change. The indicators have deliberately been designed to capture (broad) categories of results to which partners can contribute by linking their own indicators.

Indicator reference code Indicator description
DD1 # of laws, policies and norms, implemented for sustainable and inclusive development.
DD2 # of laws, policies and norms/attitudes, blocked, adopted, improved for sustainable and inclusive development.
DD3 # of times that CSOs succeed in creating space for CSO demands and positions through agenda setting, influencing the debate and/or creating space to engage.
DD4 # of advocacy initiatives carried out by CSOs, for, by or with their membership/constituency.
DD5 # of CSOs with increased L&A capacities.
DD6 # of CSOs included in SPs programmes.

Contributing to the D&D indicators
Partner organizations are invited to contribute to these indicators, based on their own results framework. Partners do not need to copy the exact formulation of the D&D indicators, but can instead self-assess which of their own (maybe more specific) indicators contribute the D&D indicators. The D&D indicators are designed to preserve the flexibility and richness of the partners’ data, while also presenting an overall picture of the progress and scope of Dialogue & Dissent.

For detailed guidance on how to refer to the D&D indicators, download the D&D publication guidance.

For a closer look at the Dialogue & Dissent Results Framework, download the summary or the schematic overview.