OIG’s Semiannual Report to Congress, covering the period April 1, through September 30, 2021, details audit, investigative, and other OIG activities and results associated with our oversight of USAID, MCC, USADF, and IAF.
Our focus on strategic, cross-cutting oversight continued to drive actions that address significant problems affecting foreign assistance programs and operations, including a focus on top management challenges. Over the reporting period, this included audit work leading to the issuance of 191 performance and financial audits and covering $2 billion in funds. Audit work also led to 130 recommendations to improve operations and programs and $65.9 million in questioned costs. Our investigative work yielded $32.4 million in recoveries, savings, and avoided costs; along with 17 prosecutorial referrals, 27 administrative actions, and 2 criminal indictments.
This period’s report presents audit, investigative, and other oversight work across five priority oversight areas:
- Elevating oversight of pandemic responses
- Driving coordinated oversight of humanitarian and stabilization assistance
- Strengthening planning, monitoring, and evaluation to sustain U.S.-funded development
- Advancing accountability in foreign assistance programs involving multiple U.S. agencies and international stakeholders
- Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in agency controls and core management functions
The report also describes outreach to Federal agencies, oversight partners, and implementers of development and humanitarian assistance to share information and promote greater accountability in U.S. foreign assistance.