Program Oversight - ADS 303 - ADS 202.3 - ADS 203.3

Automated Directives System (ADS) 303, “Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Non-Governmental Organizations,” requires the agreement officer’s technical representative (AOTR) to monitor and evaluate a recipient’s performance during the award. In addition, it requires USAID to always have some involvement in assistance awards—for example, monitoring performance and reviewing implementer reports.

Moreover, the AOTR’s designation letter [may] outline various oversight responsibilities, including monitoring progress in achieving the objectives of the cooperative agreement and verifying that program-funded activities conform to the terms and conditions of the award.

In addition, ADS 202.3.6, “Monitoring Quality and Timeliness of Key Outputs,” notes that monitoring the quality and timeliness of outputs produced by implementing partners is a major role for AOTRs.

USAID also provides extensive guidance related to data quality. ADS 203.3.5.1, “Data Quality Standards,” identifies five criteria for assessing data quality: validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness. These criteria can be used as a resource to help missions to ensure the appropriateness of data on which they rely.

Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-263-11-002-P November 10, 2010

This information is derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using this information.

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