Unrealistic Annual Performance Targets - ADS

ADS, “Setting Performance Baselines and Targets,” states that yearly targets are generally required for the standard indicators selected for the annual joint operational plan and the joint performance report. These targets should be ambitious but achievable given the resources provided to the program.

In addition, Performance Monitoring & Evaluation TIPS No. 8, “Baselines and Targets,” a supplemental reference to ADS 203, states that if a project does not meet targets, it is important for managers to reexamine the focus or priorities of the project and make related adjustments in indicators or targets. Senior managers, staff, and implementers should review performance information and targets as part of ongoing project management responsibilities.

General Recommendations

  • Document a plan to conduct the required reviews and updates of targets for program indicators on a recurring basis.

Source: 6-263-11-007-p Year: 2011

The recommendations are 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 recommendations.

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