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Task Order One (TO-1) of the Monitoring Support Project – Northern Region (MSP-N) monitors and verifies the project work of USAID/Afghanistan’s Implementing Partners (IP) operating in the Northern provinces of the country, including: Badakhshan; Baghlan; Balkh; Faryab; Jowzjan; Kunduz; Samangan; Sari Pul; and, Takhar. The project will provide the Mission with additional data on the progress of project implementation that is sufficient, accurate and verified. This data will be compared by Mission technical offices to their own monitoring information concerning performance targets and standards set forth in IP approved project Work Plans, project’s own monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans and the Mission-wide Performance Management Plan (PMP).