Review to Verify Whether Water Pipes and Fittings Purchased by USAID/West Bank and Gaza for the Palestinian Water Authority Were Used as Intended on Approved Mission Projects

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza determine the
reasonableness of $2,272,626 associated with materials used at project sites that were not approved in advance, and consider whether it is appropriate to recover any part of the costs deemed unreasonable.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 2

USAID/West Bank and Gaza determine the
reasonableness of $395,366 associated with materials used by the Palestinian Water Authority in the belief that it owned the materials but that were not transferred for its use, and consider whether it is appropriate to recover any part of the costs deemed unreasonable.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 3

USAID/West Bank and Gaza agree in writing with the Palestinian Water Authority to implement a plan to differentiate pipes and fittings owned by USAID and stored in the Palestinian Water Authority's storage yards, and to update the inventory records to reflect USAID ownership.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 4

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement a plan to ensure that the Palestinian Water Authority uses the remaining inventory transferred to it at locations mutually agreed upon by USAID and the Palestinian Water Authority.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 5

USAID/West Bank and Gaza perform an assessment of the Palestinian Water Authority's inventory management system and provide capacity-building assistance as needed before using its storage yards for future projects.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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Recommendation 6

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement control activities to monitor inventory held at the Palestinian Water Authority storage yards.

Questioned Cost:
$0
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