Audit of USAID/Tajikistan's Productive Agriculture Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Central Asian Republics establish additional output indicators to measure achievements under the voucher activity, including the number of voucher recipients and the number of vouchers redeemed.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Central Asian Republics adopt and document end-of-program targets, as well as milestone targets, for all output indicators as required by Automated Directives System 203.3.3.1.b.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Central Asian Republics implement control procedures to require that the contractor supports reported achievements with reliable documentation, the contractor enters information accurately into the program's database, and reported results accurately reflect the intended measurement of the indicators (people trained, not training courses provided).

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Central Asian Republics modify the voucher activity as necessary to communicate the purpose of the voucher activity more effectively.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Central Asian Republics clarify the Productive Agriculture Program's farmer eligibility requirements with its contractor. The contractor should then communicate in writing the requirements to personnel implementing and monitoring the voucher activity so that they select only eligible individuals to participate.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Central Asian Republics identify the key dates by which farmers need voucher inputs for various crops and implement a schedule for delivering inputs well in advance of those dates, giving farmers sufficient time to save or identify financing for purchasing these inputs.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Central Asian Republics expedite the program's approval process for grant applications.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Central Asian Republics implement a plan to facilitate purchases of agricultural equipment through more frequent purchase requests to the contracting officer and expedited approval.

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