PERFORMANCEINDICATOR REFERENCE SHEET (PIRS) L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program How good are the indicator resumes?
L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program PIRS: OBJECTIVES • To complete the major Sections of a Performance Indicator Reference Sheet
L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program Indicator Resume Sections • Description(What is it made of?) • Plan for data acquisition(How are data born and who are the midwives?) • Data quality issues (Does it have any defects?) • Plan for data analysis, review and reporting (What is its job in life? How does it do it?) • Baselines, targets and actuals(Expected/actual performance on the job?) 3
L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program ADS 188.8.131.52 Requirements met by a completed PIRS(p. 11) • Full set of performance indicators (1 per result in RF) • Base line and targeted values (Disaggregated by sex if indicated) • Source and method for data collection, schedule, data limitations, Data Quality Assessment procedures, estimated cost
L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program Indicator Job Description: Tell the most truth about the related result when we need to hear it at the least possible cost. • Let’s first review the PIRS instruction sheet • Let’s review an example PIRS in the USAID PMP to see what is included. • Does it do the job? Could you walk out the door and take the measure? Lets try one : Where? Whom? With what? When? How?
L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program TASK VIII: Complete Sections of a PIRS • Select one indicator from your previous Task VII final list • Review the PIRS instructions and apply them to completing the following sections on a flip chart or electronic form • Indicator • Precise Definition • Unit of Measure • Disaggregated by • Justification/ Management Utility • Data Collection Method • Data Source • Frequency/timing of data acquisition *The common sense test is: Your colleagues will imagine themselves taking your PIRS out the door to take the measure: Where to go? What to observe? What tools to use? How to record? Working Time: 50 minutes
L-MEP Liberia - Monitoring & Evaluation Program Session 4. Summary • Resume Sections • Indicator job description • Common sense test: Can a colleague take the sheet, walk out the door and get the measure? • If reality doesn’t lie, maybe our measure of it does.