Audit of USAID/Mexico's Global Climate Change Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Mexico require the Nature Conservancy to adjust and resubmit its work plan and budget to account for the delays experienced in the first year.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Mexico work with the Nature Conservancy to identify a new local partner to take on the financial system for REDD+ and help manage subgrants with local partners while maintaining the cost share level agreed to in the award.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Mexico work with Tetra Tech Inc. to provide written status updates on activities approved in the work plans.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Mexico develop a plan to help the Nature Conservancy improve the monitoring and evaluation component of the M-REDD Program.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Mexico, Tetra Tech Inc., and the Nature Conservancy implement a plan to define how each indicator is to be tracked.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Mexico consult with USAID/Washington's Global Climate Change Office on how to calculate and report greenhouse gas emissions reductions and sequestrations for activities related to law,
policy, agreement, or regulation.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Mexico verify the information reported in the performance management plan and performance plan and report, and revise the reports accordingly.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Mexico conduct a data quality assessment (which includes verification of data) on its performance plan and report indicators.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Mexico, Tetra Tech Inc., and the Nature Conservancy implement uniform guidance on how to calculate and report data in the Training Results and Information Network.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Mexico amend the Tetra Tech Inc. contract to include Clause 52.222-50 of the Federal Acquisitions Regulation.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Mexico advise Tetra Tech Inc. and the Nature Conservancy to implement appropriate methodologies for planning, allocating, tracking, and reporting earmarked funds.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Mexico verify that Tetra Tech Inc. corrects the internal control deficiencies identified in this audit report.

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Recommendation 13

USAID/Mexico advise Tetra Tech Inc. and the Nature Conservancy to implement security plans that adequately address the safety and security of their personnel working in regional locations.

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