Top Management Challenges Facing USAID in Fiscal Year 2021

Major Management Challenges
Based on our recent audits, investigations, and other oversight work, we identified four top management challenges facing USAID in fiscal year 2021: (1) Managing risks inherent to humanitarian and stabilization assistance amid a public health emergency of international concern; (2) Promoting local capacity and improving planning and monitoring to achieve sustainability of U.S.-funded development; (3) Reconciling interagency priorities and functions to efficiently and effectively advance U.S. foreign assistance objectives; and (4) Addressing vulnerabilities and implementing needed controls in Agency core management functions. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Reports Consolidation Act, this document helps inform our work and frame our dialogues with Congress and the Administration to pursue stakeholder priorities for effective stewardship of U.S. funds dedicated to foreign aid and development.