OIG’s FY 2022 Annual Oversight Plan describes ongoing and planned oversight activities for 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, refers cases for criminal, civil, and administrative actions to protect U.S. foreign assistance funds as well as the beneficiaries of those funds.
OIG’s oversight plan reflects audits and evaluations, investigative efforts, reporting to promote transparency about agency operations, as well as outreach and coordination activities. The plan presents these activities in the context of the wider OIG oversight priorities that draw on OIG’s annual Top Management Challenges memorandum:
- Maintaining oversight of global health programming during a pandemic
- Mitigating humanitarian and stabilization assistance risks
- Promoting sustainability of U.S.-funded development gains
- Advancing accountability initiatives involving multiple U.S. agencies and international stakeholders
- Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in agency controls and core management functions
The plan also reflects ongoing OIG activities that expand the oversight safety net.