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Outcome area

A statement that specifically defines the target, standard, or the ideal result of the indicator against which the indicator is to be assessed. Outcomes should be strategic, high level and observable, expressed in clear, measurable and achievable terms. Several outcome areas may be identified for each objective.

Outcome areas have two attributes which are unique within METeOR:

  • Indicator sets linked to this outcome area and
  • Indicators linked to this outcome area.

The union of a specific outcome area with a specific indicator set and an indicator creates a performance indicator for a specific agreement. For example, the People with disability achieve economic participation and social inclusion outcome area can be combined with National Disability Agreement indicator set and Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011 indicator to create the performance indicator,
National Disability Agreement: a(3)-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011.

Below is a graphical representation of the relationship between outcome areas and related metadata item types.

A diagrammatic representation of outcome area relationships in METeOR metadata structures.

Figure: Diagrammatic representation of outcome area relationships in METeOR metadata structures.