Unrealistic Performance Targets - ADS

Both the cooperating sponsors and the USAID missions have a responsibility to set appropriate targets and to review and assess their relevancy on a periodic basis.

According to Performance Monitoring and Evaluation TIP No. 8, “All targets, both final and interim, should be based on a careful analysis of what is realistic to achieve, given the stage of program implementation, resource availability, country conditions, technical constraints, etc.”

ADS also states that USAID missions/offices should use performance information to assess progress in achieving results and to make management decisions.

General Recommendations

  • Reevaluate and establish realistic and achievable targets for program indicators.

Source: 7-683-11-008-P Year: 2011

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.

Tags: Monitoring and Evaluation

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