Both the implementing partners and the USAID missions have a responsibility to appropriately set indicators and targets and to review and assess their relevancy on a periodic basis. According to Performance Monitoring and Evaluation TIPS No. 8, “Establishing Performance Targets,” a publication by the USAID Center for Development Information and Evaluation, and a supplemental reference from Automated Directives System (ADS) chapter 203, “Assessing and Learning,” targets should be based on analysis of what is realistic to achieve, given factors such as the stage of program implementation, resources available, and country conditions.
Additionally, ADS 203 states that, “USAID Missions/Offices should use performance information to assess progress in achieving results and to make management decisions.” Moreover, ADS 200.2, “Primary Responsibilities,” states that USAID missions must develop the capacity to manage foreign assistance programs and ensure that teams have the necessary expertise, authorities, resources, and support to achieve their objective.
Reevaluate and document the validity of existing targets on the overall success of program activities.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 9-000-10-007-P June 4, 2010
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- Monitoring and Evaluation of Activities Was Weak - ADS 303.2(f) - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Some Results Reported by Implementing Partners Were Unsupported or Inaccurate - ADS 220.127.116.11. - ADS 18.104.22.168 - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Performance Targets Were Inconsistent - ADS 126.96.36.199 - ADS 188.8.131.52
- Impact Indicators Not Tracked - ADS 203.3.4
- Develop Indicators and Targets to Measure Progress and Achievement of Project Goals - Assistance Act of 1961, Section 621A, 22 U.S.C. 2381a - ADS 203.3.
- Verify and document reported results periodically for PMP - (ADS) 203.3.4 - ADS 596, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control
- Performance Management Plan Needs to Be Improved - ADS 203.3.3 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Verify Reported Data - ADS 303.2
- Management of Performance Data Needs to Be Improved - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Updated ADS 203.3
- Performance Targets Set Too Low - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 22.214.171.124
- 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
- Reported Results Are Not Useful for Program Management - ADS 126.96.36.199.c - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168.e
- Strengthen Data Reporting - ADS 22.214.171.124 - 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