Audit of USAID/West Bank and Gaza’s Design for Sustainability for Selected Local Government and Infrastructure Program Activities

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza perform and document an assessment of the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Education and Higher Education's capacity to sustain infrastructure projects constructed or renovated under the Local Government and Infrastructure Program, and review the total amount of completed and planned assistance provided to other ministries and determine in writing whether additional assessments need to be performed.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/West Bank and Gaza revise the Local Government and Infrastructure Program's sustainability framework to require beneficiaries to provide written cost estimates of what is needed to operate and sustain projects, and direct Cooperative Housing Foundation International to assess the viability of the cost estimates to sustain the project before construction starts and document the results.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement written procedures for completing environmental screening forms for projects within politically sensitive areas under the Local Government and Infrastructure Program to mitigate the environmental impact of construction.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/West Bank and Gaza obtain a written legal decision from its regional legal advisor on how to proceed with the three projects that are either completed or under way for which the staff did not complete environmental screening forms before construction began.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/West Bank and Gaza modify the Local Government and Infrastructure program agreement to add the June 2012 USAID's Automated Directives System revised human trafficking provision, and direct Cooperative Housing Foundation International to amend its ongoing subcontracts to
include the revised human trafficking provision.

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