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Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS - ADS

USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) advises missions to select performance indicators, whether qualitative or quantitative, for a program’s performance management plan (PMP) that are the most appropriate for the result being measured.

Furthermore, according to ADS, the performance indicators selected for inclusion in the mission’s PMP should measure changes that are clearly and reasonably attributable to USAID efforts. Changes can be attributed to USAID efforts when there is a logical and causal effect on the result(s) measured by a given performance indicator for the outputs of USAID-financed activities.

General Recommendations

  • Develop performance indicators that demonstrate that program results are clearly attributable to USAID efforts.

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 1-525-10-008-P JULY 29, 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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