USAID has developed extensive guidelines on the management of awards. Most notably, USAID’s ADS 303, Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Nongovernmental Organizations, Section 303.2(f) states that technical representatives should review and analyze reports, monitor reporting requirements, and ensure the recipient’s compliance with numerous terms and conditions of an award.
ADS 22.214.171.124 states that the purpose of data quality assessments is to ensure that the USAID mission/office and assistance object team are aware of (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the data as determined by applying applicable quality standards and (2) the extent to which data integrity can be trusted to influence management decisions.
Introduce expanded data quality assessments, including a thorough review of data validity and reliability for all standard and customized performance indicators.
Require a written site visit report to document the purpose and the results of each visit and specify that each site visit include the confirmation of data validity and reliability, when possible.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 7-688-10-004-P February 26, 2010
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- Performance Management Plan Not Completed - ADS 203.3 - Performance Management Toolkit
- Performance Indicator Definitions Not Consistently Applied - ADS 203.3 - GAO Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
- Reported Results Were Not Verified – ADS 220.127.116.11. - ADS 202.3.6.
- Partner Implementation Plans Lacked Vital Information – ADS 200.6
- Lack of a Current Performance Management Plan (PMP) - ADS 203.3.3
- Thorough Site Visits Were Not Conducted - ADS 18.104.22.168 - ADS 202.3.6
- Data Quality Assessments Were Not Completed - ADS 22.214.171.124 - Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Completed - ADS 203.3.3
- Improve Data Quality and Program Monitoring - ADS 126.96.36.199 - ADS 188.8.131.52.b
- Performance Management Plans Were Not Approved - ADS 203.3.3
- Some Results Reported by Implementing Partners Were Unsupported or Inaccurate - ADS 184.108.40.206. - ADS 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Performance Targets Were Inconsistent - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Impact Indicators Not Tracked - ADS 203.3.4
- Develop Indicators and Targets to Measure Progress and Achievement of Project Goals - Assistance Act of 1961, Section 621A, 22 U.S.C. 2381a - ADS 203.3.
- Verify and document reported results periodically for PMP - (ADS) 203.3.4 - ADS 596, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control
- Performance Management Plan Needs to Be Improved - ADS 203.3.3 - ADS 188.8.131.52
- Verify Reported Data - ADS 303.2
- Management of Performance Data Needs to Be Improved - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Updated ADS 203.3
- Partners Set Unrealistic Targets for Development Programs - ADS 200.2 - ADS 203