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Monitoring Indicators

Selecting indicators, determining baselines, and setting targets are fundamental aspects of monitoring in the Program Cycle. For example, choosing an appropriate number of indicators that are well-defined and accurately monitor results can increase data quality used for reporting and decision-making. Data from these indicators can also inform the Mission’s learning agenda and can provide evaluation teams with necessary information to understand what project or activity results have been achieved.

USAID should ensure alignment of monitoring efforts, including sharing information about performance indicators, not only along the levels of the Program Cycle but also between USAID and its implementing partners as well as between implementing partners and their partners or sub-contractors.