Data Quality and Reporting Compliance Assessment (DQA)

In 2008, EARC implemented of the USAID funded Data Quality and Reporting Compliance Assessment. EARC reviewed relevant project documents, trained field data collectors to do interviews and field observations, using approved DQA protocols and checklists which were built on the previously conducted DQA.

The Data Quality and Reporting Compliance Assessment was in response to the desire of the USAID/Ghana Mission to determine whether principal performance indicators established in the Performance Management Plan (PMP) of the Basic Education Strategic Objective (SO), and the data compiled from its field activities for purposes of reporting in the Agency’s Annual Performance Report are satisfactory in terms of meeting the criteria for quality as outlined in the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS), and the TIPS guidance provided by the Center for Development Information and Evaluation.