Audit of Phase III Of USAID/India's Innovations in Family Planning Services Project

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/India determine which of the outstanding benchmarks can reasonably be achieved in the time left in the project, and adjust timelines or cancel the benchmarks and deobligate and reprogram
associated funds.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/India determine the feasibility of continuing the voucher scheme activity in Uttarakhand, and if not feasible, deobligate and reprogram the $208,150 associated with the activity.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/India review its obligations and needs for Phase III of the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project and deobligate any unneeded funds.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/India define, in writing, procedures to improve USAID/India's valuation of benchmarks in Phase III of the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project.
Procedures should include: (1) reviewing state
society estimates for errors, (2) verifying that
extraneous management fees are not included in
the benchmark valuations, and (3) establishing
agreed-upon percentages for management fees,
along with a justification for the established
percentages.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/India deduct the benchmark valuation error of $73,860 identified in this finding from future performance-based disbursements.

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Recommendation 6

While we accept the mission's determination that
the $40.1 million in Agency savings belongs to the
Government of India, we nevertheless recommend
that USAID/India, the Government of India, and
the State Innovations in Family Planning Services
Agency establish a transition/sustainability plan for family planning activities that includes spending the $40.1 million on such activities.

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