The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to provide independent oversight that promotes efficiency and effectiveness while safeguarding the integrity of programs and operations under USAID OIG’s jurisdiction.


OIG’s vision is to be a leading oversight organization with a motivated and resourceful workforce that:

  • Produces quality products that facilitate mission achievement in foreign assistance.
  • Increases accountability and promotes good stewardship of foreign assistance funds.

Core Values

In executing its mission, OIG is committed to the following core values:

Inclusive Leadership

  • Establish a clear vision and influence people by providing inspiration, guidance, and direction to accomplish OIG’s mission
  • Encourage each employee to be innovative and contribute to the success of the organization
  • Foster a culture of open communication and transparency throughout the organization
  • Promote a consultative approach to support informed decision making and build consensus among customers and stakeholders
  • Share organizational goals to allow everyone to understand how his or her contribution makes a difference
  • Demonstrate initiative at all levels of the organization


  • Operate at the highest professional standards and demonstrate technical competence
  • Produce work products that are meaningful for intended customers and stakeholders
  • Promote workforce development
  • Strive to be the premier oversight organization in all facets of operation


  • Reinforce good stewardship and fiduciary responsibility
  • Embody character, decency, and honor in everything we do
  • Work openly, fairly, and respectfully with our colleagues and partners
  • Accept responsibility for our actions
  • Maintain objectivity and impartiality in the exercise of judgment and execution of our responsibilities
  • Defend OIG positions with reasoning and evidence, and stand up for what we believe in
  • Maintain awareness of conflicts of interest and the appearance of such conflicts
  • Commit to the highest standards of accountability and independence
  • Develop products that are factual, accurate, informative, and reliable

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Collaborate with colleagues and exchange knowledge and expertise at all levels of the organization
  • Engage the oversight community on matters of common interest
  • Work with the organizations we oversee to understand program objectives and find solutions to problems
  • Consider concerns of customers and stakeholders and respond effectively to their needs
  • Provide timely responses to our customers and stakeholders


  • Respect and value individual differences, viewpoints, and backgrounds to maintain a collaborative, productive work environment and enhance the quality of our work