Relation to AOP process?


The LAC OP&L system provides a menu of standard indicators that represents good performance in line with our vision, long term goal and strategy. Starting in FY05, the following processes and systems were set in place in LAC to connect the OP&L into planning and measurment systems like the AOP:

The LAC Leadership Team decides on common regional priorities based on the indicators in the “menu” – and:
  • Sets specific targets for the next two years
  • Defines activities necessary to achieve the target
  • Determines the teams responsible and resources required

Based on these regional priorities, and national realities, COs prepare their AOPs. As a result, the CO´s AOPs are not only aligned with the regional AOP, but all teams and offices use the same measurement system for planning and monitoring.

In Antigua in April 2004, shared regional priorities were agreed upon and indicators selected for the first time. In some cases, regional level targets were established, while in other cases the regional targets were the sum of the individual CO targets.

To align the CO and regional AOPs, each Country team should:
  • Review the targets and activities in the regional AOP
  • Define CO specific activities associated with each regional priority and CO contributions to the regional targetsDefine CO specific activities associated with each regional priority and CO contributions to the regional targets
  • Determine the participation of CO team members in regional activities and the contribution of those initiatives as wellDetermine the participation of CO team members in regional activities and the contribution of those initiatives as well

In addition, the Country team should review its CO specific priorities (weaknesses, opportunities, countering threats) that are not part of the regional AOP, identify the most appropriate indicator(s) from the Organizational Performance menu, and define targets, activities, responsibilities and resources for the next two years.

Sample AOP Format: