The USAID Automated Directives System includes guidelines on how to report on performance indicators, including defining a target as a “planned level of result” and noting that “data should reflect stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods
The USAID Automated Directives System10 (ADS) states that (1) for data to be valid, they should clearly and adequately represent the intended result; (2) for data to be reliable, they should reflect stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods; (3) a performance target is a specific, planned level of result to be achieved within an explicit timeframe that is required for each indicator; and (4) collecting data too often is not economical because data require resources and effort to collect, analyze, report, and use.
- Develop written procedures to improve oversight of reporting on performance indicators.
- Provide guidance to officials responsible for implementing activities on the purpose of performance indicators, including how to develop targets and report valid, relevant, and reliable information.
- Determine whether currently reported indicators that are not required should be modified or eliminated to improve the value and quality of the reporting on performance indicators.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 4-611-10-007-P SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
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- Performance Management Plan Was Not Updated ADS 203.3
- Partners Set Unrealistic Targets for Development Programs - ADS 200.2 - ADS 203
- Performance Targets Set Too Low - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 18.104.22.168
- 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 22.214.171.124.c - ADS 126.96.36.199 - ADS 188.8.131.52
- Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS 184.108.40.206 - ADS 220.127.116.11.e
- Strengthen Data Reporting - ADS 18.104.22.168 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit
- Program Targets Were Not Clearly Defined - ADS 203
- Data Reported for a Key Indicator Were Not Consistent With the Indicator Definition - ADS 203
- Some Reported Results Were Not Reliable - ADS 203
- Impact Indicators Were Not Measured - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Data Quality Assessment Recommendations Were Not Fully Implemented - ADS 126.96.36.199
- 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 188.8.131.52
- Performance Targets Were Not Disaggregated by Gender - ADS 200.5
- Performance Indicators and Targets Are Inappropriate Measures of Program Progress - (ADS) 184.108.40.206 - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Inaccurate Performance Data Reported - ADS 18.104.22.168 - ADS 22.214.171.124 - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993