USAID’s results-oriented management approach relies on its managers’ consideration of performance information when making decisions. Sound decisions require accurate, current, reliable information, and the benefits of USAID’s results-oriented approach depend on the quality of the performance information available.
Such information includes performance indicators, which are an important element in measuring progress. USAID’s Automated Directives System Section 203.3.4 notes that performance indicators are used to observe progress and to measure actual results compared with expected results. Performance indicators help to show whether an operating unit or strategic objective team is progressing toward its objectives.
Develop and implement a plan with milestones to track progress toward meeting impact indicators.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 4-654-10-001-P DECEMBER 21, 2009
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- Partner Implementation Plans Lacked Vital Information – ADS 200.6
- Lack of a Current Performance Management Plan (PMP) - ADS 203.3.3
- Thorough Site Visits Were Not Conducted - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 202.3.6
- Data Quality Assessments Were Not Completed - ADS 184.108.40.206 - Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Completed - ADS 203.3.3
- Improve Data Quality and Program Monitoring - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168.b
- Performance Management Plans Were Not Approved - ADS 203.3.3
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Activities Was Weak - ADS 303.2(f) - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Some Results Reported by Implementing Partners Were Unsupported or Inaccurate - ADS 126.96.36.199. - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Performance Targets Were Inconsistent - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- 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 22.214.171.124
- Verify Reported Data - ADS 303.2
- Management of Performance Data Needs to Be Improved - ADS 126.96.36.199
- 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 188.8.131.52
- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Improve Reporting on Activities - USAID’s guidance for the FY 2009 Performance Plan and Report (PPR)