To be useful in managing for results and credible for reporting, indicators should be measured consistently and accurately. Specifically, USAID’s Automated Directives System 188.8.131.52, “Data Quality Standards,” sets forth five data quality standards, including “validity” and “reliability.”
To meet the “validity” standard, data should clearly and adequately represent the intended result, with consideration given to how well the data measure the intended result.
To meet the “reliability” standard, data should reflect stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods over time.
- Clarify indicators used to measure the impact of the Program.
- Ensure that assessment results are accurately attributed from the statistical samples to the rest of the population and that accurate projections are reflected in upcoming progress reports.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 5-367-11-003-P DECEMBER 14, 2010
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- Reported Results Are Not Useful for Program Management - ADS 184.108.40.206.c - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199.e
- Strengthen Data Reporting - ADS 188.8.131.52 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- Data Collection and Reporting Did Not Always Yield Useful Information - ADS 203.
- Program Targets Were Not Clearly Defined - ADS 203
- Data Reported for a Key Indicator Were Not Consistent With the Indicator Definition - ADS 203
- Some Reported Results Were Not Reliable - ADS 203
- Impact Indicators Were Not Measured - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Data Quality Assessment Recommendations Were Not Fully Implemented - ADS 220.127.116.11
- The Reliability of Performance Data Is Unknown - ADS 202.3.6 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- Performance Targets Were Not Disaggregated by Gender - ADS 200.5
- Performance Indicators and Targets Are Inappropriate Measures of Program Progress - (ADS) 18.104.22.168 - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Inaccurate Performance Data Reported - ADS 126.96.36.199 - ADS 188.8.131.52 - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Late Submission of Performance Management Plan - ADS 203.3 - 184.108.40.206 - ADS 203.5.1
- Some Main Indicators Were Not Included in Monitoring Plans - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Outdated Results - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Missing Baselines, Targets, and Cumulative Results - ADS 22.214.171.124
- 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 126.96.36.199
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Current, Not Realistic, Not Aligned With Implemented Projects, and Not Used - ADS 200.6 - ADS 203.3.3