To measure performance effectively and make informed management decisions, missions must ensure that quality data are collected and made available. USAID provides its assistance objective teams with extensive guidance to help them manage for improved results.
Among this guidance is Automated Directives System (ADS) 188.8.131.52, which states that the USAID mission/office and assistance objectives teams should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their data and the extent to which the data’s integrity can be trusted to influence management decisions.
According to ADS 184.108.40.206, “Data Quality Standards,” performance data should meet data quality standards for validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness, and missions should take steps to ensure that the data clearly and adequately represent the intended result.
- Develop and implement a policy requiring all contracting and agreement officer’s technical representatives to conduct and document site visits and, when feasible, verify reported indicator data during these site visits.
- Develop and implement an annual site visit plan.
Source: 7-669-11-007-P Year: 2011
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