Performance Management Plan Was Not Current, Not Realistic, Not Aligned With Implemented Projects, and Not Used - ADS 200.6 - ADS 203.3.3

According to ADS 200.6, “Definitions,” performance management is the systematic process of monitoring the achievements of program operations; collecting and analyzing performance information to track progress toward planned results; using performance information and evaluations to influence decision making and resource allocation; and communicating results achieved or not attained. ADS also states that a performance management plan is a tool to plan and manage the process of assessing and reporting progress.

Although ADS 203.3.3 notes that there is no prescribed format for the performance management plan, it should include a set of performance indicators; provide baseline values and targeted values; disaggregate performance indicators by sex whenever possible; specify data sources; data collection methods; a schedule for data collection; and describe known data limitations, data quality assessment procedures, estimates of the cost of collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance data, and possible evaluation tasks.

General Recommendations

  • Require the contractor to update the performance management plan so that it contains realistic targets and aligns with planned projects to clearly measure progress against expected results and (2) approve the updated performance management plan in writing.

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. E-267-11-002-P MAY 16, 2011

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

Tags: Monitoring and Evaluation

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