Audit of USAID/Afghanistan's Afghanistan Stabilization Initiative For the Southern Region

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives direct Chemonics to develop detailed work plans for program implementation based on the district stability framework and determine the adequacy of these plans.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives develop objective standards for evaluating Chemonics' performance, including standards for timeliness of program implementation.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives develop formal communication protocols to facilitate interaction and communication between USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives managers and Chemonics.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives prepare activity manager designation letters describing field program manager responsibilities.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives provide training for its field program managers on their roles and responsibilities and program implementation practices and procedures.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives instruct Chemonics to adjust its program grants portfolio to include more small-scale activities.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives formally delegate contracting officer's technical representative responsibilities for directing Chemonics to the USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives Regional Representative in Kandahar.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives implement budgetary controls at the district level to manage existing and future grants.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives recover as appropriate the $12,200 spent for supporting other agencies under the ASI-SR program.

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$12200
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Recommendation 10

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives develop and implement benchmarks to assess Chemonics' progress in closing out completed grants.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives issue written guidance to Chemonics describing time frames for project closeout.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives direct Chemonics to assist Afghan Government officials in developing a local branding plan.

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Recommendation 13

USAID/Afghanistan 1) identify the districts in which it intends to implement post-transition development projects, 2) develop transition plans for districts in which it plans to implement future projects, and 3) closeout plans for districts where it will not implement new projects.

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Recommendation 14

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives determine the allowability of $6.5 million in security costs and recover costs determined to be unallowable.

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$4846842
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Recommendation 15

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives instruct Chemonics to develop compensating controls for use in conjunction with cash payments.

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Recommendation 16

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives instruct Chemonics to report actual results in its progress reports.

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Recommendation 17

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives develop procedures for validating reported results on a periodic basis.

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Recommendation 18

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives complete all required contractor performance reviews under the Afghanistan Stabilization Initiative for the Southern Region contract.

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