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How to manage disaggregations

You can disaggregate your indicator results using TolaData’s disaggregation feature on project indicators. Disaggregation types are completely customisable so you can track your data according to the specific disaggregation values required for your data analysis and to meet reporting requirements.

When you create new disaggregation type you must give it a name (eg. Age)

And set the values that you will disaggregate by (eg. <12yrs, 12-18yrs, >18yrs)

There is no limit to the number of values you can give a disaggregation type.


It’s important to choose the correct availability for your disaggregation type so that it can be reused on other indicators, if that is desired. This ensures that your results can be aggregated and compared across indicators as needed and saves your teams having to recreate the same disaggregation types if they are used frequently in your projects. There are two levels of availability for a disaggregation type:

Managing disaggregation types

Disaggregation types are managed in the ‘Disaggregation types’ tab at the project level

Standard disaggregation types: these are pre-set in TolaData based on commonly used disaggregation types and global standards such as ISO.

Custom disaggregation types: you can create custom disaggregation types for use across all projects of your organisation or specific for certain projects.

Click the green ‘Add new disaggregation’ button to create a new disaggregation type.

Enter the name for the disaggregation type (eg. “Age”) and select its availability.

Enter the disaggregation values. You must enter at least two values and can add more by clicking “Add new value”. When you are finished, click ‘Save’. 

Linking disaggregation types to indicators

Disaggregation types can be linked to the indicators that they are relevant to at the indicator level on the “Targets and disaggregation” tab of each indicator. Once a disaggregation type is made available to an indicator, you can begin adding disaggregated results.

How to add disaggregated results

When you add collected data, click the +Add disaggregation button at the bottom of the form + Add disaggregation button

Select the disaggregation type you want to use and then add data either manually (for collected data>manual entry) or by selecting the column from your dataset that contains the disaggregated results (for collected data>pull form data tables).

You can disaggregate your results by more than one disaggregation type by clicking “+ Add disaggregation data”  again.

Where can I see my disaggregated results

You can see a summary of the disaggregated results for your indicator on the “Results summary” tab under “Disaggregation results”

Indicator results summary

How can I visualise my disaggregation results

You can visualise disaggregation results on a dashboard using a project indicator widget. Select the chart type called “Disaggregated Results bar chart”

Create indicator chart widget

Then select the indicators you want to visualise and which disaggregation type to display. You will only be able to select disaggregation types that have been used on at least one of the indicators you have selected.

Disaggregation results bar chart

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