Statistical Glossary

An obligation to work in compliance with agreed rules and standards or to report fairly and accurately on performance results against the availed resources, mandated roles and plans.

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An overall assessment of the relevance, value, feasibility and potential sustainability of a development intervention prior to a decision of funding.

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A belief or feeling that something is true or that something will happen, although there is no proof.

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The existing (or initial) state in a project which serves as a reference point against which changes are measured, usually expressed quantitatively.

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It is an undertaking to assess the status and condition of a given situation or problem, prior to implementing an intervention, against which progress can be assessed or comparisons made.

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A reference point or standard (best practice) against which performance can be compared.

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They are the successful innovations or techniques of other top-performing organisations that you wish to learn about through benchmarking.

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A macro-economic framework through which Government implements its policies, and forms the basis for resource projections and indicative expenditure allocations.

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A structured and comprehensive list covering a variety of items or products available in an organisation.

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A visualisation layout showing the root causes and effects of the problems associated with community welfare.

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A total count of all individual units of interest at a given time, in a given area, defined territory or country. Examples of individual units include: businesses for business censuses, schools for educational institutions censuses, holdings for agricultural censuses, and households, housing units or individuals for Population and Housing Censuses.

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The night preceding the population census day.

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A household whose main decision maker or source of livelihood is below the age of 18 years.

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In cluster sampling; the elements are not selected individually but rather in groups, often based on proximity. The elements within the cluster should be as heterogeneous as possible. All the elements in the selected group are included in the sample.

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Consecutive sampling is very similar to convenience sampling except that it seeks to include ALL accessible subjects as part of the sample.

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With convenience sampling, the samples are selected because they are easily accessible to the researcher.

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The extent to which a sampling frame includes all the elements of the target population

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A survey that collects data on variables of interest at a particular period of time for example, the Uganda National Household Surveys.

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A tool used to perform gender analysis in order to understand the daily roles performed by women in relation to those by men and those performed by girls in relation to those by boys and how this promotes or retards development.

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Obligation or responsibility to uphold the privacy of data/information provided by the respondent to avoid unauthorised disclosure.

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A household where the husband is not present, and the wife becomes the main decision maker in his absence

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The collection of basic demographic, economic and social data for all persons who will have spent a specified night in the area. The enumeration of people is done at household or institution level (like a dormitory in a school, a ward in a hospital, a cell in a prison, etc.).

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A household where the main decision maker is a female who has never been married is divorced or widowed.

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The collection of basic demographic, economic and social data for all the people who normally reside in the country. It excludes visitors from other countries, and includes residents that would be outside the country at the time of enumeration.

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one whose values are influenced by changes in the values of other variables.

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The extent to which planned activities are realised and planned results achieved.

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The relationship between the result achieved and the resources used.

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An open and simple platform that facilitates dissemination and electronic data exchange.

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The smallest ground area, mapped with definite boundaries within which a study or interview is carried out.

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A person who collects the requisite information from the enumeration area through interviews or any other method of obtaining information.

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This is an observed value of an estimator. It is an approximate value (from the sample), of the true population parameters.

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A statistic used in estimating a parameter.

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A time-bound exercise that attempts to systematically and objectively assess the relevance, performance and success, or the lack thereof, of ongoing and completed programmes.

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The determination of whether an assigned task or activity can be accomplished using the available resources.

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The dissemination or communication of findings and results of monitoring and evaluation activities to stakeholders, in order to improve programme management, decision making and organisational learning.

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A household whose primary decision-maker or source of livelihood (income) is a woman.

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A factual statement based on empirical evidence gathered through monitoring and evaluation activities.

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A long term objective that relates to national development objectives, to which a programme/project can contribute.

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Strategies or principles used in the development, maintenance and application of rules; they may or may not be necessarily mandatory, but are provided as an aid to interpretation and use of rules.

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One person who lives and eats on his or her own.

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