OIG’s Semiannual Report to Congress, covering the period October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, details audit, evaluations, 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 208 performance audits, evaluations, and financial audits covering $19.1 billion in funds. Audit work also led to 162 recommendations to improve operations and programs and $56.1 million in questioned costs. Our investigative work yielded $4.1 million in savings and recoveries; along with 11 prosecutorial referrals; 6 criminal indictments; 10 administrative actions, including 6 debarments; and 9 entities referred to suspension and debarment.
This period’s report presents audit, evaluations, investigative, and other oversight work across five priority oversight areas:
- 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 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.