ADS 188.8.131.52.c 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 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 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.
- 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 18.104.22.168.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 1-525-10-008-P JULY 29, 2010
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- Performance Management Plan Needs to Be Improved - ADS 203.3.3 - ADS 188.8.131.52
- Verify Reported Data - ADS 303.2
- Management of Performance Data Needs to Be Improved - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Updated ADS 203.3
- Partners Set Unrealistic Targets for Development Programs - ADS 200.2 - ADS 203
- Performance Targets Set Too Low - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Improve Reporting on Activities - USAID’s guidance for the FY 2009 Performance Plan and Report (PPR)
- Fiscal Year [...] Performance Management Plan Not Developed - ADS 203.3.3 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- An Evaluation May Help Determine Program Impact - ADS 203.3.6
- 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
- Reporting on Key Indicators Needs to Be Improved - ADS 18.104.22.168