Audit of USAID/Tanzania’s Basic Education Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1.1

USAID/Tanzania develop a plan, with milestones, targets, and tracking mechanisms, to reduce the proportion of interactive radio instruction sites that normally meet outside; and

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Recommendation 1.2

USAID/Tanzania develop a plan, with milestones, targets, and tracking mechanisms, to increase the percentage of enrolled students attending interactive radio instruction.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Tanzania, in coordination with the appropriate government authorities, develop a plan to address the issues raised by government teachers that hinder the utilization of basic education program resources.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Tanzania determine whether the Roots & Shoots environmental education program meets the core objectives of the basic education program, and, if not, reprogram the unexpended balance of $1,225,716 in a way that better aligns with the program's objectives.

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Recommendation 4.1

USAID/Tanzania develop policies and procedures to help ensure that supervisory review is conducted of worksheets and other supporting documentation used to prepare the basic education section of the annual performance report and

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Recommendation 4.2

USAID/Tanzania develop policies and procedures to help ensure that evidence of (the supervisory review, as mentioned in Rec. 4.1) is documented.

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Recommendation 5.1

USAID/Tanzania develop a schedule of monitoring visits to be conducted by members of the basic education team, with a specific set of data quality checks to be conducted by each individual traveler, and

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Recommendation 5.2

USAID/Tanzania revise Mission Order No. 10-3 and the Activity Visit Information Checklist to specify that selected reported data be verified against supporting documentation.

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Recommendation 6.1

USAID/Tanzania request guidance from the Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance on the interpretation and reporting of standard indicators applicable to its basic education program and

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Recommendation 6.2

USAID/Tanzania develop policies and procedures to help ensure that all basic education program implementing partners uniformly interpreted those indicators.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Tanzania update the basic education program performance management plan and revise it to include performance indicators that measure intended program outcomes.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Tanzania develop policies and procedures to help ensure that the basis for establishing targets in both the performance management plan and the annual performance report is adequately documented in official activity files.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Tanzania develop policies and procedures to help ensure that the required provision concerning the implementation of Executive Order 13224 is included in all agreements and subawards.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Tanzania determine whether its recipients' subawards contain the required provision concerning the implementation of Executive Order 13224 and require that the recipients incorporate the required provision into any subawards in which it was omitted.

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