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Performance Measurements Did Not Reflect Project Impact - (ADS) 203.3.4

According to USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) 203.3.4, “Performance indicators are used to observe progress and to measure actual results compared to expected results.” Performance indicators help answer how or whether a project is progressing toward its goal.

When selecting performance indicators, one should ensure they are objective—meaning they are unambiguous, measure only one aspect at a time, and are precisely defined. ADS also states that performance indicators should be direct so that they “closely track the results they are intended to measure.”

General Recommendations

  • Adequately define performance indicators and provide the methodology used to measure and report on them.

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 5-442-  11-006-P MARCH 31, 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.

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