Performance Indicator Baselines

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Date Published:
December 19, 2017
USAID Contribution

This content is currently under revision to align with the recently updated ADS 201.

For guidance and support associated with revisions to ADS 201, please see the Program Cycle overview page.

This document provides supplemental guidance to ADS Indicator Baseline, and offers guidance for planning and collecting performance indicator baseline data for monitoring and evaluation of USAID strategies, projects, and activities.

Baselines are used for comparison with monitoring or evaluation data collected during or after the implementation of a strategy, project, or activity. They are vital to setting realistic performance indicator targets and for measuring change over time.