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Inaccuracy of the Reported Performance Data - Automated Directives System (ADS) 203.3.5.1

Automated Directives System (ADS) 203.3.5.1, “Data Quality Standards,” states that USAID missions should ensure that performance data meet five data quality standards—validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness.

USAID missions should ensure that data quality standards are met so that performance data are useful in managing for results and credible for reporting. Moreover, USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit provides guidance to operating units to sample and review the implementer’s data periodically to ensure completeness and accuracy.

General Recommendations

Develop and implement a written data verification checklist for staff to use to verify the accuracy of information provided by the implementer.

Develop and implement a written plan for training assistance recipients about data verification and performance monitoring plans.

Source: 6-263-11-007-p Year: 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.

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