Review of USAID’s Partner-Country and Local Organization Assessments Under Implementation and Procurement Reform

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in
coordination with USAID/Ghana, conduct an onsite review of USAID/Ghana's implementation of the Public Financial Management Risk Assessment Framework for the Resiliency in Northern Ghana Project to confirm that all material risks were identified and effective mitigation measures developed and implement procedures to verify that all future Stage 2 assessments comply with guidance for the Public Financial Management Risk Assessment Framework.

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Recommendation 2

Office of the Chief Financial Officer review and approve updates to the USAID/South Africa Stage 1 appraisal to verify that fiduciary risks are clearly identified and assessed.

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Recommendation 3

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer revise
Automated Directives System Chapter 220 and Stage 1 and Stage 2 guidance to assign a more active oversight role to the Global Partner Country Systems Risk Management Team, including applying additional quality assurance controls over the assessment process.

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Recommendation 4

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in
coordination with the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, revise Automated Directives System Chapter 220 and Public Financial Management Risk Assessment Framework guidance to explain how the Public Financial Management Risk Assessment
Framework and project design relate to one another.

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Recommendation 5

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in
coordination with the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, revise Automated Directives System Chapter 220 and Public Financial Management Risk Assessment Framework guidance to elaborate on how technical capacity evaluations should be used
to inform the Public Financial Management Risk Assessment Framework.

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Recommendation 6

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer revise
Stage 2 guidance to describe the importance and types of public financial management testing and require missions to document the type and extent of testing performed in Stage 2 assessments.

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Recommendation 7

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer verify
that USAID/Peru updates its Stage 2 assessment of the Regional Government of San Martin by testing relevant areas of public financial management to determine the effectiveness of system operations and internal controls, identify risks and modify its risk mitigation plan as appropriate, and maintain supporting documentation for all testing
performed to demonstrate due diligence in accordance with Automated Directives System Chapter 220.

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