Investigative Process

The investigative process begins when we receive an allegation of fraud, waste, or abuse that affects USAID programs or operations. We review the allegation and, if necessary, contact the organization or individual submitting it to get details. If we believe it is warranted, we initiate an investigation and evaluate possible criminal, civil, or administrative remedies. When we finish our investigation, we prepare a report summarizing the facts disclosed during the investigation and making appropriate referrals to the agency, Department of Justice, or other law enforcement entities.