The Advancing Performance Management (APM) project was awarded to QED Group in July 2013 with the overall objective of providing reliable and unbiased support to USAID/Iraq in performance management; enabling the Mission to effectively collect, manage, and use performance information to achieve its development objectives.
APM supported USAID/Iraq to make better informed strategic and management decisions and advance USAID learning on effective development approaches.
In a climate of significant but decreasing resources, USAID/Iraq must have confidence that its projects are making measurable progress towards development objectives. Accordingly, the development hypothesis was that robust performance management requires three results:
Easier, Faster, More Useful, and More Cost-Effective
Activities were designed to achieve the objective and results, thereby improving the quality of the Mission’s performance management practices so that M&E would become easier, faster, more useful, and more cost effective.
APM built on the lessons learned from the PERFORM and Manpower II projects to respond to the current conditions and priorities of the USAID Mission in Iraq.