Audit of USAID/Iraq's Agribusiness Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Iraq establish mechanisms to verify the contractor's significant reported results.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Iraq increase program oversight through the remainder of Option Period 1 to verify that the contractor focuses on expected results.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Iraq require its contracting officer's technical representatives to provide activity managers with copies of the applicable sections of contracts and agreements, such as the scope of work, and required deliverables to improve their ability to measure progress against expected results.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Iraq require the contractor to comply with its internal procedures by developing an adequate records system to support claimed subcontract costs and verify the contractor's completed actions.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Iraq suspend payments to the contractor for costs related to subcontracts until implementing actions are completed for Recommendation 4.

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$0
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Recommendation 6

USAID/Iraq's Office of Acquisition and Assistance determine the allowability of and collect, as appropriate, $9,805,244 in questioned, unsupported costs for the 19 identified subcontracts.

Questioned Cost:
$9805244
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Recommendation 7

USAID/Iraq (1) require the contractor to comply with its internal procedures and grant requirements within the contract by developing an adequate records system to support claimed grant costs and (2) verify the contractor's completed actions.

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$0
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Recommendation 8

USAID/Iraq suspend payments to the contractor for costs related to grants until implementing actions are completed for Recommendation 7.

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$0
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Recommendation 9

USAID/Iraq make a complete inventory of grants awarded by the contractor from program inception, review grant files to ensure that documentation is adequate to support required procurement and monitoring requirements, and question and collect amounts for those grants not adequately supported.

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$0
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Recommendation 10

USAID/Iraq's Office of Acquisition and Assistance determine the allowability of and collect, as appropriate, $6,947,938 in questioned, unsupported costs for the five identified grants with special conditions.

Questioned Cost:
$6947938
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Recommendation 11

USAID/Iraq's Office of Acquisition and Assistance determine the allowability of and collect, as appropriate, $6,296,758 in questioned, unsupported costs for the three identified grants to microfinance institutions.

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$6296758
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Recommendation 12

USAID/Iraq review its evaluations issued during fiscal years 2009 and 2010 to determine whether they have all been appropriately shared with implementing partners, and if not, immediately share the evaluation results.

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$0
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Recommendation 13

USAID/Iraq determine budget and financial reporting formats that will support its oversight role and instruct the contractor to provide budget and financial reports that meet this need.

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Recommendation 14

USAID/Iraq (1) require the contractor to update the performance management plan so that it contains realistic targets and aligns with planned projects to clearly measure progress against expected results and (2) approve the updated performance management plan in writing.

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Recommendation 15

USAID/Iraq conduct a data quality assessment of contractor performance indicators for increased gross sales and jobs created.

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Recommendation 16

USAID/Iraq (1) require the contractor to submit its property accounting system for approval and (2) determine whether that system is acceptable for managing government property according to USAID Acquisition Regulation requirements.

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Recommendation 17

USAID/Iraq require the contractor to submit annual property reports for government property for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 according to USAID Acquisition Regulation requirements.

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$0
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