The Government Accountability Office’s Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government states that “all transactions and other significant events need to be clearly documented and the documentation should be readily available for examination.”
According to USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) 188.8.131.52, “Data Quality Standards,” for data to be reliable, there should be consistent methods of collection and analysis over time so that if the data collection and analysis were repeated by different analysts, they would come to the same conclusion.
- Establish mechanisms to verify the contractor’s significant reported results.
- Increase program oversight to verify that the contractor focuses on expected results.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. E-267-11-002-P MAY 16, 2011
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- Performance Indicators and Targets Are Inappropriate Measures of Program Progress - (ADS) 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Inaccurate Performance Data Reported - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206 - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Late Submission of Performance Management Plan - ADS 203.3 - 220.127.116.11 - ADS 203.5.1
- Some Main Indicators Were Not Included in Monitoring Plans - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Outdated Results - ADS 22.214.171.124
- Missing Baselines, Targets, and Cumulative Results - ADS 126.96.36.199
- 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 188.8.131.52
- 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 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
- Partner Results Were Not Verifiable - ADS 22.214.171.124 - ADS 126.96.36.199
- Program Targets Were Imprecise - ADS 188.8.131.52 - ADS 184.108.40.206
- Targets for Key Interventions Were Not Sufficient to Track Progress - Automated Directives System 220.127.116.11
- 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 18.104.22.168
- Inaccuracy of the Reported Performance Data - Automated Directives System (ADS) 22.214.171.124