Performance targets are critical elements of USAID’s results-oriented management philosophy. Targets orient stakeholders to the tasks to be accomplished and motivate individuals involved in a program to do their best to ensure the targets are met. Once a program is under way, targets serve as the guideposts for judging whether progress is being made on schedule and at the levels originally envisioned.
Reflecting the importance of targets, the USAID Automated Directives System 22.214.171.124 states that missions should “set performance targets that are ambitious, but can realistically be achieved within the stated timeframe and with the available resources."
- Develop realistic targets to track progress toward achieving the overall goals of the Initiative.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 4-621-11-007-P APRIL 29, 2011
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- Performance Measurements Did Not Reflect Project Impact - (ADS) 203.3.4
- Did Not Conduct Data Quality Assessments for Key Data Reported to USAID Headquarters - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Current, Not Realistic, Not Aligned With Implemented Projects, and Not Used - ADS 200.6 - ADS 203.3.3
- Program Evaluation by Mission Was Not Shared With Contractor - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Performance Results Were Not Measured, Reported, or Supported - (ADS) 18.104.22.168
- Contractor Data Did Not Accurately Reflected Outreach Efforts - (ADS) Chapter 203 - section 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Program Did Not Conduct Required Gender Analysis
- Coverage of Gender in HIV/AIDS Programming Left Gaps - The Lantos-Hyde Act
- Partner Results Were Not Verifiable - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Program Targets Were Imprecise - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Program Performance Reporting Needs Improvement - Automated Directives System 203.3.2.
- Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Was Not in Compliance With the Task Order
- Unrealistic Annual Performance Targets - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Inaccuracy of the Reported Performance Data - Automated Directives System (ADS) 126.96.36.199
- Unrealistic Performance Targets - ADS 188.8.131.52.b
- Tracked Too Many Indicators, Some Loosely Defined - ADS 200.6 - ADS 184.108.40.206 - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Reported Results Are Not Verifiable - Automated Directives System (ADS) 18.104.22.168