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Selecting and Refining Indicators

Identifying the appropriate number and combination of monitoring approaches, including indicators, is a critical aspect of developing and maintaining an effective monitoring plan. While such a plan must first meet all Agency requirements in terms of including mandatory performance indicators, it should also incorporate the priorities and existing efforts of host country governments, implementing partners, and other donors, to the extent possible, in order to align efforts and reduce data collection and reporting burdens.

Monitoring plans should be reviewed on a regular basis (at least annually) to ensure that the selected indicators continue to be relevant and useful for management needs.

Overall, the process of selecting and refining the suite of monitoring approaches used in a monitoring plan is an evolving process.

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