Under ADS 188.8.131.52, “Data Quality Standards,” USAID missions should ensure that performance data meet five data quality standards—validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness. USAID missions should ensure that data quality standards are met so that performance data are useful in managing for results and credible for reporting.
Moreover, USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit provides guidance to operating units to periodically sample and review the implementing partner’s data to ensure completeness, accuracy, and consistency.
- Develop and implement a monitoring system to validate reported data regularly.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-268-10-006-P August 24, 2010
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- Management of Performance Data Needs to Be Improved - ADS 18.104.22.168
- Performance Management Plan Was Not Updated ADS 203.3
- Partners Set Unrealistic Targets for Development Programs - ADS 200.2 - ADS 203
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- Too Much Credit Claimed for the Results Achieved - ADS 126.96.36.199
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- 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 188.8.131.52.c - ADS 184.108.40.206 - ADS 220.127.116.11
- Field Activities Do Not Correlate Well With Program Indicators - ADS 18.104.22.168 - ADS 22.214.171.124.e
- 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
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- Impact Indicators Were Not Measured - ADS 203.3.2 - ADS 126.96.36.199
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