Audit of U.S. African Development Foundation Activities in Turkana
USADF review the Turkana portfolio of projects, and establish milestones and target dates for completing the remaining activities under each project.
USADF implement a process to confirm that a new country program has a partner organization in place before making awards.
USADF implement procedures for its Turkana program to verify that grantees' budgets correspond to planned outputs and deliverables before making awards.
USADF document lessons learned during the start-up of the Turkana program, including the appropriate selection of types of grants, and communicate those lessons to USADF and CEZAM and Associates Ltd. staff who are responsible for reviewing new grants under the program.
USADF implement a plan to build CEZAM and Associates Ltd.'s monitoring and evaluation capacity.
USADF, in coordination with CEZAM and Associates Ltd., help all grantees establish monitoring and evaluation systems and internal controls for accurate reporting.
USADF determine the allowability of $6,925 in questioned costs ($6,427 unsupported and $498 ineligible arising from Napucho's ineligible salary payments and unsupported cash withdrawals), and recover any amounts determined to be unallowable.
USADF determine whether to put the unspent balance of the Napucho grant to better use based on the results of its upcoming financial audit, and document its decision.
USADF terminate a portion of its award with the Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization for its work with the Lopur livestock marketing association and put the unspent funds (currently $42,696) to better use.
USADF determine the allowability of $4,805 in ineligible questioned costs arising from payments made to Excellent Operations Consultants for services provided to Eliye Springs beach management unit that were not in accordance with the agreement terms, and recover from Eliye Springs beach management unit the amount determined to be unallowable.
USADF determine the allowability of $4,379 in ineligible questioned costs arising from payments made to Excellent Operations Consultants for services provided to Longech beach management unit that were not in accordance with the agreement terms, and recover from Longech beach management unit the amount determined to be unallowable.
USADF implement a policy that requires CEZAM and Associates Ltd. to attend all tender evaluation meetings to monitor and assist grantees in the contractor evaluation and selection process, and require CEZAM to help grantees review all draft service agreements and contracts they prepare to confirm that they include all required provisions.
USADF identify key capacity-building indicators and the results to be achieved in its annual cooperative agreement with CEZAM and Associates Ltd., and implement procedures to verify that they are included in the annual work plan and assessed during CEZAM and Associates Ltd.'s annual performance evaluation.
USADF, in conjunction with CEZAM and Associates Ltd., help grantees implement a coordinated strategy through consultations with the Turkana County Government to help grantees capitalize on opportunities created by the presence of oil companies in the Lake Turkana region.