USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) 184.108.40.206 states that performance indicators selected by the mission should be unambiguous about what is being measured, useful for the relevant level of decision-making, and attributable to USAID/U.S. Government efforts.
ADS 220.127.116.11 further addresses how USAID should use performance information to influence assistance objective (AO) decision-making and resource allocation. ADS 18.104.22.168 states that the basis for decision-making by AO teams will vary according to the implementation stage of a program.
Early in the implementation of an AO, AO teams are likely to base their program management decisions largely on input and output data. As implementation proceeds and outputs become more substantial, AO teams will still need to consider the input and output data sources, but will also focus on whether intended results are being achieved. Therefore, AO teams will need information that measures progress at the AO level.
Source:AUDIT REPORT NO. 1-519-11-007-P AUGUST 9, 2011
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