Audit of USAID/Madagascar's Procurement and Distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets Under the President's Malaria Initiative
USAID/Madagascar implement a plan to increase its involvement and participation on the National Coordinating Committee and coordinate efforts with other donors on the committee to improve the quality and timeliness of population census results.
USAID/Madagascar undertake appropriate disciplinary action regarding the chronic failure of the mission's PMI adviser to attend meetings of the National Coordinating Committee.[Redactions in this section of the report represent information that could identify an individual USAID employee. Personally identifiable information is subject to protection under the Privacy Act and other laws. The disclosure of the identity of this individual employee would not advance the public's right to know and understand the operation of the program that is the subject of this audit].
USAID/Madagascar implement a plan to distribute unused nets from prior distribution campaigns.
USAID/Madagascar implement a plan to improve monitoring and oversight of net distribution activities, including visits to warehouses storing nets, to promote consistent, effective practices among all distributors.
USAID/Madagascar determine the allowability of $75,838 in questioned cost-share contributions made by Population Services International and disallow any amounts determined to be unallowable.
USAID/Madagascar instruct Population Services International to remove similar amounts not sampled from its reported cost-share contributions, and verify that these amounts are reflected properly in Population Services International's Standard Form 425 reports.
USAID/Madagascar implement a plan to include periodic review of the composition of implementers' cost-share contributions as part of its normal financial oversight procedures.
USAID/Madagascar implement a plan, including surprise site visits, to verify that net bags from future President's Malaria Initiative distribution campaigns are disposed of properly.
USAID/Madagascar rewrite its branding and marking policy to clarify branding expectations given current restrictions on working directly with the Malagasy Government, and give the updated policy to its implementers.
USAID/Madagascar instruct Population Services International to implement an action plan to correct contraceptive storage conditions within 90 days.
USAID/Madagascar quantify excessive salaries paid to Population Services International employees, determine the allowability of any excessive amounts, and recover from Population Services International any amount determined to be unallowable.
USAID/Madagascar remind its agreement officer's representatives and contracting officer's representatives in writing of the importance of complying with Mission Order 203-004 when conducting site visits, and specify appropriate sanctions for repeated failure to do so.