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Reported Results Are Not Useful for Program Management - ADS - ADS - ADS

ADS acknowledges that, early in the implementation of a program, decisions are based largely on input and output data; however, as implementation proceeds, program managers need to focus their decisions more on whether intended results are being achieved.

Also, ADS states that for performance data to be useful in managing for results and credible for reporting, data quality standards should be met. To help ensure compliance with the data quality standards, ADS requires that a data quality assessment be performed for all data reported to Washington for reporting purposes or for reporting externally on Agency performance within the 3 years before its submission.

General Recommendations

  • Work with implementing partners to develop a monitoring plan that includes additional qualitative indicators that allow managers to collect and report data relevant to the program’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Complete data quality assessments for all performance indicators within the 3 years before their submission to Washington, as required by Automated Directives System

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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