Audit of USAID/Iraq's Primary Health Care Project in Iraq

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Iraq prepare a written evaluation of project deliverables to determine the extent to which they can be accomplished in the time remaining, and adjust the deliverables and budget based on the results of the evaluation.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Iraq issue a technical directive to University Research Company to (1) expedite the translation of project materials and training curricula into Kurdish, prioritizing those most needed, and (2) develop a protocol to confirm that future products are translated as appropriate and that interpretation is available for trainees if needed.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Iraq modify its contract with University Research Company to incorporate tracking of Ministry of Health's cost share.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Iraq issue a technical directive requiring University Research Company to provide officials at all surveyed primary health care centers with the written results of the center's assessment, information on the planned use of the assessment results, and names of contacts with the project and the Ministry of Health to be sure that they are notified of significant changes at the
primary health care center level.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Iraq implement procedures to confirm that University Research Company is entering required data on in-country training in the Training Results and Information Network and mission staff members are monitoring that activity.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Iraq implement procedures to confirm that University Research Company is submitting required documents to the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse and mission staff members are monitoring submission.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Iraq issue a technical directive clarifying the expected reporting periods for project plans and reports.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Iraq document its review of the Primary Health Care Project in Iraq's electronic and hard copy files to confirm that required documents are in the official file, duplicate documents are removed, and draft and final documents are identified clearly.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Iraq direct University Research Company in writing to finalize the fiscal year 2013 annual work plan and revised performance management plan, and that USAID/Iraq document the approval of these plans within 30 days of their submission.

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