We have been discussing our frequency methodology with the World Food Programme. They do in fact refresh their data monthly, but not necessarily in each calendar month. Frequency appears to be simple but there are a range of scenarios that are more challenging for a machine, rather than the naked eye, to assess. To make this fairer and keep it simple we are proposing to adopt the following methodology:
Monthly = Data updated in 7 or more of past 12 full months AND data updated at least once in last 2 full months.
Quarterly = Data updated in 3 or more of past 12 full months AND data updated at least once in last 4 full months.
The effect of this is to improve the status of four publishers to Monthly (Canada, WFP, CAFOD and Find Your Feet) and one publisher to Quarterly (Samaritan’s Purse UK).
Comments most welcome