According to Agency guidance, ADS 203, operating units and strategic objective teams should select performance indicators that are most appropriate for the result being measured. To assist operating units in selecting appropriate indicators, the guidance identifies seven criteria that operating units can use. One criterion is that the indicator should be direct, which means that it should closely track the results it is intended to measure.
Data should reflect stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods. USAID missions and offices should be confident that progress toward performance targets reflects real change rather than variation in data collection methods.
- Clarify the definition of indicators with the implementing partner, in writing, and require the implementing partner to verify and report the accomplishments that meet the indicator definition.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 5-492-10-013-P SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
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- Performance Targets Set Too Low - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 22.214.171.124
- 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 126.96.36.199.c - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168.e
- Strengthen Data Reporting - ADS 22.214.171.124 - 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
- Some Reported Results Were Not Reliable - ADS 203
- Impact Indicators Were Not Measured - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Data Quality Assessment Recommendations Were Not Fully Implemented - ADS 188.8.131.52
- 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 184.108.40.206
- Performance Targets Were Not Disaggregated by Gender - ADS 200.5
- Performance Indicators and Targets Are Inappropriate Measures of Program Progress - (ADS) 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Inaccurate Performance Data Reported - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199 - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Late Submission of Performance Management Plan - ADS 203.3 - 188.8.131.52 - ADS 203.5.1
- Some Main Indicators Were Not Included in Monitoring Plans - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 184.108.40.206