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Data Reported for a Key Indicator Were Not Consistent With the Indicator Definition - ADS 203

According to Agency guidance, ADS 203, operating units and strategic objective teams should select performance indicators that are most appropriate for the result being measured. To assist operating units in selecting appropriate indicators, the guidance identifies seven criteria that operating units can use. One criterion is that the indicator should be direct, which means that it should closely track the results it is intended to measure.

Data should reflect stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods. USAID missions and offices should be confident that progress toward performance targets reflects real change rather than variation in data collection methods.

General Recommendations

  • Clarify the definition of indicators with the implementing partner, in writing, and require the implementing partner to verify and report the accomplishments that meet the indicator definition.

Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 5-492-10-013-P SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

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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