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Partner Results Were Not Verifiable - ADS 203.3.5.1 - ADS 203.3.5.2

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 ADS 203.3.5.2, 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 203.3.5.1, Data Quality Standards, performance data should meet data quality standards for validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness, and should clearly and adequately represent the intended result.

General Recommendations

  • Require beneficiaries to maintain adequate documentation supporting results and establish an action plan to train beneficiaries on maintaining adequate documentation.
  • Develop and implement a site visit plan, which incorporates data verification into site visits.

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 7-685-11-006-P MARCH 31, 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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