According to ADS 200.6, “Definitions,” performance management is the systematic process of monitoring the achievements of program operations; collecting and analyzing performance information to track progress toward planned results; using performance information and evaluations to influence decision making and resource allocation; and communicating results achieved or not attained. ADS also states that a performance management plan is a tool to plan and manage the process of assessing and reporting progress.
Although ADS 203.3.3 notes that there is no prescribed format for the performance management plan, it should include a set of performance indicators; provide baseline values and targeted values; disaggregate performance indicators by sex whenever possible; specify data sources; data collection methods; a schedule for data collection; and describe known data limitations, data quality assessment procedures, estimates of the cost of collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance data, and possible evaluation tasks.
- Require the contractor to update the performance management plan so that it contains realistic targets and aligns with planned projects to clearly measure progress against expected results and (2) approve the updated performance management plan in writing.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. E-267-11-002-P MAY 16, 2011
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- Reporting on Key Indicators Needs to Be Improved - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Performance Targets Were Not Disaggregated by Gender - ADS 200.5
- Performance Indicators and Targets Are Inappropriate Measures of Program Progress - (ADS) 126.96.36.199 - ADS 188.8.131.52
- Inaccurate Performance Data Reported - ADS 184.108.40.206 - ADS 220.127.116.11 - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Late Submission of Performance Management Plan - ADS 203.3 - 18.104.22.168 - ADS 203.5.1
- Some Main Indicators Were Not Included in Monitoring Plans - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Outdated Results - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Missing Baselines, Targets, and Cumulative Results - ADS 188.8.131.52
- 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
- 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
- Targets for Key Interventions Were Not Sufficient to Track Progress - Automated Directives System 22.214.171.124
- Program Performance Reporting Needs Improvement - Automated Directives System 203.3.2.
- Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Was Not in Compliance With the Task Order