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Today, Acting Deputy IG Nicole L. Angarella participated on a virtual panel at the “Anti-Corruption Reforms and Recovery” conference on USAID OIG’s independent oversight of U.S. foreign assistance to Ukraine.
The conference was co-hosted in Kyiv by the Ukrainian government and USAID’s Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI). The conference focused on themes of transparency, accountability, and preventing corruption in recovery and reconstruction efforts in Ukraine.
During the panel, entitled “Building partnerships to win Ukraine’s future: bringing partners, business, civil society, state, and local authorities together around transparency and accountability,” Ms. Angarella outlined the OIG’s role in overseeing the $22.9 billion in direct budget support to the Ukrainian government, as well as U.S. humanitarian and energy sector funding. She underscored the importance of transparency and cooperation in ensuring U.S. aid to Ukraine is used effectively and highlighted USAID OIG’s recently-signed memoranda of understanding with Ukrainian anti-corruption and investigative bodies as an example of building relationships to enhance information-sharing.
Oversight of U.S. non-security assistance administered through USAID remains a top priority for Ms. Angarella and the Office of the Inspector General.
To learn more about USAID OIG’s Ukraine work, please visit the Ukraine Oversight page.
Press contact: OIGPress@usaid.gov