4.6 Formulating indicators (v)
The first indicator is easy to express in the form of a target.
But 'numbers of people participating' does not tell us about the quality of the participation. For this reason, to find out about indicators like this one, it is often more revealing to ask project stakeholders what they think.
How do you think that local people's assessment of their involvement in the project could be expressed as a target?
What would be the means of verification?
Type in your ideas and then compare them with mine.
Note that, although 'involvement' is a qualitative concept, you can convert it to a quantitative measure, by using a simple assessment scale, which would go in this case from 'very involved' to 'not at all involved'.