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Data Quality Assessments

Data Quality Assessments

Millennium Challenge Account

Intervention domain:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Narrative description of the project

The main objective of the data quality assessment in these countries consisted in analyzing administrative data, surveys, and studies, focusing on data collection, validation methods and calculation of performance indicators used in the M&E system of the MCA programme in each country. This included reviewing data provided by the project implementing units as well as data coming from studies and research funded by the MCA. Data were checked for completeness, uniqueness, timeliness, validity, accuracy and consistency. The DQA covered all kinds of primary and secondary data that orient budget allocations, provide empirical evidence for managers for monitoring and possible budget reallocations and, finally, evaluators who assess the outcomes of past budget allocations.