USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS), Chapter 203, states that the missions and assistance objective teams should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their data and the extent to which the data’s integrity can be trusted to influence management decisions.
Additionally, ADS 203 emphasizes that performance data should meet data quality standards of validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness and that missions should take steps to ensure that submitted data are adequately supported.
To measure performance effectively and make informed management decisions, missions must ensure that quality data are collected and made available. USAID provides its assistance objective teams with extensive guidance to help them manage for improved results. Therefore, we make the following recommendations.
- Develop and implement procedures that include data validation steps in site visits and document the results.
- Require implementing partners to develop and implement data validation steps in monitoring visits and document the results.
- Require implementing partners to validate the performance data reported and certify the accuracy of the data in their management information system.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 5-492-10-013-P SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
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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- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Improve Reporting on Activities - USAID’s guidance for the FY 2009 Performance Plan and Report (PPR)
- Fiscal Year [...] Performance Management Plan Not Developed - ADS 203.3.3 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- An Evaluation May Help Determine Program Impact - ADS 203.3.6
- Reported Results Are Not Useful for Program Management - ADS 18.104.22.168.c - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206.e
- Strengthen Data Reporting - ADS 220.127.116.11 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- Data Collection and Reporting Did Not Always Yield Useful Information - ADS 203.
- Program Targets Were Not Clearly Defined - ADS 203
- Data Reported for a Key Indicator Were Not Consistent With the Indicator Definition - ADS 203
- Impact Indicators Were Not Measured - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Data Quality Assessment Recommendations Were Not Fully Implemented - ADS 22.214.171.124
- The Reliability of Performance Data Is Unknown - ADS 202.3.6 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- Reporting on Key Indicators Needs to Be Improved - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Performance Targets Were Not Disaggregated by Gender - ADS 200.5
- Performance Indicators and Targets Are Inappropriate Measures of Program Progress - (ADS) 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Inaccurate Performance Data Reported - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168 - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Late Submission of Performance Management Plan - ADS 203.3 - 22.214.171.124 - ADS 203.5.1
- Some Main Indicators Were Not Included in Monitoring Plans - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Outdated Results - ADS 188.8.131.52