Audit of USAID/Bangladesh's Promoting Democratic Institutions and Practices Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Bangladesh develop a plan documenting its strategy for implementing the Promoting Democratic Institutions and Practices Program and maximizing the program's impact during the time left, taking into account the achievements to date, current status of ongoing activities, and remaining funding available.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Bangladesh direct its implementer for the Promoting Democratic Institutions and Practices Program to develop a strategy, with milestone dates, outlining the steps it plans to take to establish realistic, sustainable links between its parliamentary and civil society components to make sure the latter fully contributes toward the program's goal of strengthening Bangladesh's Parliament.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Bangladesh direct its implementer for the Promoting Democratic Institutions and Practices Program to develop a strategy outlining the steps it plans to take to make sure appropriate staff within Bangladesh's Parliament Secretariat, particularly those directly supporting the program's target committees, receive the full extent of training needed to strengthen the capacity of the Secretariat to the level envisioned.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Bangladesh direct its implementer for the Promoting Democratic Institutions and Practices Program to amend its monitoring and evaluation plan to include procedures requiring that appropriate documentation be maintained to support the results data reported under the program's performance indicators and implementer staff conduct spot testing of the results data reported by its partners during field visits to verify that the reported data are reliable and identify any discrepancies.

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