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Fiscal Year [...] Performance Management Plan Not Developed - ADS 203.3.3 - USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit

USAID’s ADS states that operating units must complete performance management plans for each strategic objective (ADS 203.3.3. - ADS now refers to “assistance objectives” rather than “strategic objectives”).

ADS further notes that performance management plans shall (1) identify the performance indicators that will be tracked; (2) specify the source, method of collection, and schedule of collection for all required data; and (3) assign responsibility for collection to a specific office, team, or individual - ADS  

USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit provides additional criteria for performance management plans:

  • Baseline values and performance targets for each indicator should also be included, with specifications for the various data sources and collection methods to be employed.
  • Performance management plans should include periodically sampling and reviewing data for completeness, accuracy, and consistency, and field visits should be conducted to compare central office records with field site records.

The goal of assessing data from implementing partners is for missions to be aware of data strengths and weaknesses and of the extent to which data can be trusted when reporting and making management decisions.

General Recommendations

  • Complete an FY [...] performance management plan that (a) complies with Automated Directives System 203.3.3 and USAID’s Performance Management Toolkit and (b) includes performance targets and the actual performance data for FY [...].

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 4-656-10-006-P  JULY 16, 2010

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

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