According to Automated Directives System (ADS) 22.214.171.124, data should be sufficiently precise to present a fair picture of performance and enable management decision-making at the appropriate levels. Stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods support reliability of data over time. Data should be timely enough to influence management decision-making at the appropriate levels.
Furthermore, in establishing targets to measure progress, ADS 126.96.36.199 states that assistance objective teams should set targets that are ambitious but achievable given USAID (and other donor) inputs. Targets that are set too low are not useful for management and reporting purposes. Assistance objective teams are accountable for achieving the targets and should plan for the analysis and interpretation of actual performance data against the performance targets.
- Revise performance indicators and associated targets so that they will assess progress toward the program’s overall goals and objectives.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 1-523-11-001-P JANUARY 12, 2011
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- Strengthen Data Reporting - ADS 220.127.116.11 - 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
- 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 18.104.22.168
- Data Quality Assessment Recommendations Were Not Fully Implemented - ADS 22.214.171.124
- 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 126.96.36.199
- Performance Targets Were Not Disaggregated by Gender - ADS 200.5
- 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- Outdated Results - ADS 22.214.171.124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
- Performance Results Were Not Measured, Reported, or Supported - (ADS) 220.127.116.11