OIG’s annual oversight plan describes ongoing and planned oversight activities for the agencies OIG oversees: the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF).
OIG audits assess the efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs and operations; isolate the root causes of identified fraud, waste, and abuse in development and humanitarian assistance programs; and make sound recommendations for addressing these vulnerabilities and improving foreign assistance programs and operations. OIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or other gross misconduct that affect the agencies OIG oversees, and, when warranted, refer cases for criminal, civil, and administrative actions to protect U.S. foreign assistance funds as well as the beneficiaries of those funds. USAID OIG also works with the OIGs from the Departments of Defense and State to provide oversight of overseas contingency operations. Ultimately, OIG work aims to help the entities OIG oversees effectively plan, monitor, and achieve sustainability of U.S.-funded development programs; advance accountability in programs, especially those that require complex interagency coordination; and maintain controls in agency core management functions.