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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a set of disciplined management processes which seek to integrate a project's technical scope, schedule, and budget. The primary goal of EVM is to provide transparency and reduce risk in project execution (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 577).

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