Audit of USAID's Food Security Program in Madagascar

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID Office of Food for Peace modify the Strengthening and Accessing Livelihoods Opportunities for Household Impact cooperative agreement to require Catholic Relief Services to disaggregate annual performance data, progress reports, and distribution plans by implementing partner.

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Recommendation 2

USAID Office of Food for Peace determine whether the various methods of distributing maternal and child food rations currently used in Madagascar meet USAID's goals and issue guidance to Catholic Relief Services to revise the distribution strategy as necessary.

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Recommendation 3

USAID Office of Food for Peace evaluate potential alternative structures for its future food security programs in Madagascar, determine the most appropriate option, and document the results.

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Recommendation 4

USAID Office of Food for Peace clarify, in writing, roles and responsibilities for program monitoring in the absence of a Food for Peace officer at USAID/Madagascar.

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Recommendation 5

USAID Office of Food for Peace adopt a plan to track and implement recommendations emanating from program evaluations and data quality assessments in Madagascar.

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Recommendation 6

USAID Office of Food for Peace require Catholic Relief Services to update its initial environmental examination to include a section on warehouse fumigation and other pesticide use.

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Recommendation 7

USAID Office of Food for Peace verify that its Food for Peace officers have received environmental compliance training.

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Recommendation 8

USAID Office of Food for Peace implement a plan to confirm that its recipients in Madagascar adhere to approved branding and marking plans.

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Recommendation 9

USAID Office of Food for Peace and
USAID/Madagascar disseminate guidance clearly outlining procedures and responsibilities for resolving commodity losses and issues with commodity quality.

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Recommendation 10

USAID Office of Food for Peace implement a plan with milestones to resolve outstanding commodity losses and issues of sorghum quality in Madagascar.

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Recommendation 11

USAID Office of Food for Peace determine the allowability of $81,091 in ineligible questioned costs arising from commodity losses and recover from Catholic Relief Services any amounts determined to be unallowable.

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$81091
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Recommendation 12

USAID/Madagascar implement a plan to include steps on commodities and engage Food for Peace staff in its annual Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 internal control assessments.

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Recommendation 13

USAID Office of Food for Peace contract an independent accounting firm to conduct a financial audit, in accordance with Office of Inspector General policies, of the Strengthening and Accessing Livelihood Opportunities for Household Impact program expenditures since the award began.

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Recommendation 14

USAID Office of Food for Peace request that Catholic Relief Services to disclose the names of people terminated for professional misconduct to USAID's Compliance Division for suspension or debarment action.

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Recommendation 15

USAID Office of Food for Peace determine the allowability of $2,390 in ineligible questioned costs pertaining to falsified training expenses and recover from Catholic Relief Services any amounts determined to be unallowable.

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$2390
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Recommendation 16

USAID Office of Food for Peace determine the allowability of $3,615 in ineligible questioned costs identified in Catholic Relief Services' forensic audit, and recover from Catholic Relief Services any amounts determined to be unallowable.

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$3615
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Recommendation 17

USAID Office of Food for Peace implement a plan with milestones to improve precision and reliability of performance data reported for its food security program in Madagascar.

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