Audit of USAID/Afghanistan's Local Governance and Community Development Project in Southern and Eastern Regions of Afghanistan

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Afghanistan develop contingency plans on how it intends to complete construction of buildings started before the end of the contract, in the event of additional delays.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Afghanistan develop a detailed implementation plan that identifies the activities it can successfully complete by the end of the project and explains how unexpended funds will be used.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Afghanistan develop procedures to provide training to all new and existing field program officers as to their roles and responsibilities.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Afghanistan develop procedures requiring technical review of statements of work for specificity to assist in project implementation.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Afghanistan establish procedures for subproject development and approval of component 3 activities and communicate these to Development Alternatives Inc. and the mission's development adviser.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Afghanistan develop procedures for providing training to existing and new development advisers on their roles and responsibilities related to program implementation.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Afghanistan review Development Alternatives Inc.'s draft performance monitoring plan for compliance with contract terms and approve the performance monitoring plan once all terms have been met.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Afghanistan's contracting officer's technical representative direct Development Alternatives Inc. to develop standardized procedures for data collection and retention.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Afghanistan's contracting officer's technical representative obtain an implementation plan from Development Alternatives Inc. that requires completion of the reprogramming of its automated system by April 30, 2009.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Afghanistan establish procedures to review operational plan indicators to ensure that targets with input from multiple implementers are developed by each implementer and then consolidated.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Afghanistan develop procedures to ensure that operational plan indicators are representative of how funds are being expended.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Afghanistan review the operational plan indicators for the Local Governance and Community Development Project and develop customized indicators or select additional common indicators to more accurately reflect the project's expenditure of funds.

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