USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) 203.3.4, Selecting Performance Indicators for Performance Management Plans, states that performance indicators are used to observe progress and to measure actual results compared to expected results. Specifically, ADS 126.96.36.199 states that performance indicators should be directly related to the activity and closely track the results they are intended to measure.
Moreover, the guidance states that the selected performance indicators should measure changes that are clearly and reasonably attributable to USAID efforts. Moreover, ADS 596, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control, requires managers to review performance measures and indicators. Additionally, USAID’s Guidebook for Managers and Cognizant Technical Officers on Acquisition and Assistance states that contracting officer’s technical representatives are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all reports submitted by their implementing partners.
Develop a plan to verify and document reported results periodically.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-263-10-002-P November 30, 2009
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- Thorough Site Visits Were Not Conducted - ADS 184.108.40.206 - ADS 202.3.6
- Data Quality Assessments Were Not Completed - ADS 220.127.116.11 - Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Completed - ADS 203.3.3
- Improve Data Quality and Program Monitoring - ADS 18.104.22.168 - ADS 22.214.171.124.b
- Performance Management Plans Were Not Approved - ADS 203.3.3
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Activities Was Weak - ADS 303.2(f) - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Some Results Reported by Implementing Partners Were Unsupported or Inaccurate - ADS 188.8.131.52. - ADS 184.108.40.206 - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Performance Targets Were Inconsistent - ADS 18.104.22.168 - ADS 22.214.171.124
- 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.
- Performance Management Plan Needs to Be Improved - ADS 203.3.3 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Verify Reported Data - ADS 303.2
- Management of Performance Data Needs to Be Improved - ADS 188.8.131.52
- 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 184.108.40.206
- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 220.127.116.11
- 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