Fictional Case Study

Since Sulingituk Government is planning a comprehensive primary data collection exercise, they are not worried about staying within a specific number of indicators, and are more concerned with ensuring that all indicators are relevant and meaningful to them.

Sulingituk Government undertakes four open engagement sessions among membership to inform the indicator selection process, and holds workshops with each Department. 

At these sessions, participants review the Recommended Indicator List, considering the following questions:

  • Does this indicator apply to us?
  • Do we already have these data in a usable way?
  • Do we care about changes to this indicator through time?
  • What would we do about the results?

Through this process, it is decided to remove the following indicators from the Recommended Indicator List:

  • “Safe Drinking Water”, because they have good community water and wastewater infrastructure and the Sulingituk Government monitors water quality for all community residents.
  • “Educational Attainment”, because they have preschool, K-12, and post-secondary graduation data in a high quality and usable form already.
  • “Trust in Leadership”, because they don’t believe they would act upon the results of these data in any way different from the indicator on  “Comfort Participating in Governance”.

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