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.
Among this guidance is ADS 126.96.36.199, which states that the USAID mission/office and assistance objectives 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.
According to ADS 188.8.131.52, Data Quality Standards, performance data should meet data quality standards for validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness, and should clearly and adequately represent the intended result.
- Require beneficiaries to maintain adequate documentation supporting results and establish an action plan to train beneficiaries on maintaining adequate documentation.
- Develop and implement a site visit plan, which incorporates data verification into site visits.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 7-685-11-006-P MARCH 31, 2011
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- Outdated Results - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Missing Baselines, Targets, and Cumulative Results - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Performance Measurements Did Not Reflect Project Impact - (ADS) 203.3.4
- Did Not Conduct Data Quality Assessments for Key Data Reported to USAID Headquarters - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Current, Not Realistic, Not Aligned With Implemented Projects, and Not Used - ADS 200.6 - ADS 203.3.3
- Program Evaluation by Mission Was Not Shared With Contractor - ADS 188.8.131.52
- Performance Results Were Not Measured, Reported, or Supported - (ADS) 184.108.40.206
- Contractor Data Did Not Accurately Reflected Outreach Efforts - (ADS) Chapter 203 - section 220.127.116.11 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Program Did Not Conduct Required Gender Analysis
- Coverage of Gender in HIV/AIDS Programming Left Gaps - The Lantos-Hyde Act
- Program Targets Were Imprecise - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Targets for Key Interventions Were Not Sufficient to Track Progress - Automated Directives System 188.8.131.52
- Program Performance Reporting Needs Improvement - Automated Directives System 203.3.2.
- Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Was Not in Compliance With the Task Order
- Unrealistic Annual Performance Targets - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Inaccuracy of the Reported Performance Data - Automated Directives System (ADS) 220.127.116.11
- Unrealistic Performance Targets - ADS 18.104.22.168.b
- Tracked Too Many Indicators, Some Loosely Defined - ADS 200.6 - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Reported Results Are Not Verifiable - Automated Directives System (ADS) 188.8.131.52