Audit of USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean's Youth-Related Projects

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean update its staffing plan to provide enough agreement and contract officer's representatives to oversee all projects in the region.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean instruct implementing partners to establish targets for all of the projects' performance indicators and periodically report progress on them.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean complete all data quality assessments for four projects: Reforms to the OECS Juvenile Justice System; Youth Development and Juvenile Justice in Suriname; Strengthening Second Chance Education in the Eastern Caribbean, and Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment in Guyana.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean instruct implementing partners in writing to disaggregate data according to the requirements in their agreements.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean instruct all implementing partners in writing to comply with USAID's branding and marking requirements.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean update its regional development cooperation strategy to include Caribbean Basin Security Initiative indicators and activities; performance indicators to track reductions in crime and violence, school dropout rates, and unemployment; all planned activities; and activities being implemented in Guyana.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean update its mission-wide performance management plan to include key indicators, baseline data, and targets in the updated regional development cooperation strategy.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean complete project monitoring and evaluation plans that include project indicators and targets to measure progress on and align with the strategy and the mission-wide performance management plan.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean require the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States to submit a monitoring and evaluation plan for Reforms to the OECS Juvenile Justice System.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean reevaluate its project in Suriname; implement a plan to phase it out, if deemed appropriate; and invest the remaining funding in countries where it would have greater impact.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean incorporate counter-trafficking-in-persons requirements in the mission's regional development cooperation strategy.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Eastern Southern Caribbean provide counter-trafficking-in-persons training to its staff and disseminate the USAID field guide to all implementing partners.

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Recommendation 13

USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean determine the total hours of participant training conducted for each of the projects and enter the data into the Training Results and Information Network in accordance with Automated Directives System 253.3.

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