The planned dates are the dates that the activity is scheduled to start and end on. If there are one set of dates but they are not explicitly planned or actual dates, given that these are for activities which are current (i.e. being implemented at the time of data collection) it is assumed that they are planned dates.
Both month and year are required to score on this indicator in recognition of recipient countries needing to be able to map activities to their own financial year rather than the calendar year.
If the activity has started or has finished, the original planned start and end dates must be retained in addition to the actual dates in order to score on this indicator.
The score for this indicator is graduated based on format.