Audit of USAID/Kosovo's Activities for Economic Growth

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Kosovo develop a mission policy on the generation of municipal own source revenue and implement this policy in its work with municipalities in programs in the Economic Growth and Democracy and Governance Offices.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Kosovo reevaluate the feasibility of implementing activities under the More Transparent Tenders component of the Business Enabling Environment Program. If a decision is made to not implement these activities, we recommend that USAID/Kosovo modify Chemonics International Inc.'s task order by removing this component from the scope of work and reducing the ceiling price by $800,000, the amount of funds dedicated to this component.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Kosovo modify the statement of work for the New Opportunities in Agriculture project to reflect the decision to refocus the goal of the project to supporting import substitution.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to revise, as appropriate, the target for the performance indicator for the Total value of exports as a result of USG assistance to better reflect the decision to focus the New Opportunities for Agriculture project on supporting import substitution.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to develop and implement a plan that encourages the targeting of project interventions that focus on increasing gender and minority inclusion under the New Opportunities for Agriculture project.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to develop procedures to strengthen the New Opportunities for Agriculture monitoring and evaluation system so that it adequately measures the results of gender and minority inclusion in its activities.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Kosovo work with Chemonics International Inc. to establish a performance indicator and corresponding target to measure the progress of its activities designed to lower trade barriers under the Business Enabling Environment Program.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to establish a performance indicator and corresponding target to measure the change in rural incomes as a result of activities under the New Opportunities for Agriculture project. If a proxy indicator is deemed appropriate, we recommend that USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to adequately document the assumptions supporting the choice of indicator and the methodology for its collection in the New Opportunities for Agriculture project performance management plan.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Kosovo work with Chemonics International Inc. to determine a realistic, yet achievable, target for the performance indicator Number of requests by businesses and citizens for their own credit reports under the Business Enabling Environment Program.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to streamline the performance management plan for the New Opportunities for Agriculture project by determining those performance indicators that best fit the criteria defined in ADS 203.3.4.2 and eliminating those performance indicators that demonstrate little usefulness for project management.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Kosovo develop and implement procedures to verify that the performance results reported by its implementing partners are reasonably accurate, complete, reliable, and adequately supported.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Kosovo work with Chemonics International Inc. and Tetra Tech ARD to develop and implement procedures to verify that the data collection and analysis methodologies used to report results of its activities under the Business Enabling Environment Program and New Opportunities for Agriculture project are consistent with those outlined in the projects' performance management plans.

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Recommendation 13

USAID/Kosovo work with Tetra Tech ARD to revise, as necessary, the methodologies used for the collection and analysis of data so that reported results under the New Opportunities for Agriculture project are reliable and comparable across reporting periods.

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