Summary: Audit of USAID's Compliance with Executive Order 13536 Prohibiting Support to Al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Recommendation 1

USAID/East Africa revise the Somalia due diligence clauses in its development awards to contain a statement on the discretion partners have in establishing their own procedures, direct partners to available guidance, and require submission of a due diligence implementation plan.

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Recommendation 2

USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, in coordination with other stakeholders, document and promote a strategy to standardize and improve due diligence procedures its partners use when implementing humanitarian assistance activities in Somalia.

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Recommendation 3

USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance submit a written request to the Department of State to appeal to the Department of the Treasury for an amendment to the license granted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to allow hiring of third-party monitors in Somalia.

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