Performance measurement is a continuous process of collecting and analysing data to compare how well a project, program, or policy is being implemented against expected results. The related concept of performance monitoring involves performing and analysing routine measurements to detect changes. Performance measurement and monitoring is used to:
- inform managers about the progress of an ongoing activity
- detect problems that may be able to be addressed through corrective actions
- provide information to support accountabilities and reporting obligations under the PGPA Act and associated instruments
- contribute to an evidence base for future evaluations or reviews, particularly in helping develop a program logic.