Audit of USAID/Colombia’s Human Rights Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Colombia, in coordination with its implementing partner and the Government of Colombia, augment the membership of the Inter -institutional Committee for Early Warnings to include members from the independent oversight and control branch of the Colombian State, such as the National Ombudsman and the Inspector General and charge them with oversight of the committee's operations.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Colombia, in coordination with its implementing partner and the National Ombudsman, ensure that the Early Warning System makes risk reports available to the public on a timely basis by posting them on the Internet and/or publishing them while keeping reasonable confidentiality and security needs in mind.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Colombia, in coordination with its implementing partner, the Government of Colombia, and the National Ombudsman, implement procedures for more timely and effective two-way communication between the Inter-institutional Committee for Early Warnings and the Early Warning System.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Colombia, in coordination with its implementing partner and the National Ombudsman, ensure that the Early Warning System establishes internal timelines for preparing and forwarding risk reports.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Colombia exercise its influence with the Government of Colombia and civil society organizations to encourage them to resume work on the National Action Plan for human rights within the framework of the Coordination Level, while discouraging initiatives to narrow participation in the Natonal Action Plan for human rights process.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Colombia, in coordination with its implementing partner, reprogram the $396,943 for the activities of the assistance program for at-risk communities to other efforts that will produce more significant results.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Colombia develop a performance management plan for the human rights program.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Colombia, in conjunction with its implementing partner, develop and implement a system to reasonably ensure that reported information is accurate.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Colombia provide limited access to the Agency's Training Results and Information Network (TraiNet) for contractors who report on training so that the initial data entry can be done by them before being reviewed by the appropriate USAID/Colombia staff.

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