Audit of USAID/Iraq's Electoral Technical Assistance Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to provide and document training and advice to the Independent High Electoral Commission in developing an effective strategic plan to become a sustainable organization.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to include capacity-building activities in its work plans that would contribute to sustainability.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to work with the Independent High Electoral Commission to help it perform onsite needs assessments at each of the 19 Governorate Electoral Offices so that the assessment results can be incorporated into strategic and operational plans.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to perform and document onsite monitoring at the Governorate Electoral Offices to assess the effectiveness of training for electoral preparedness and capacity building.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to (1) coordinate with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq and the Independent High Electoral Commission to identify institutional gaps in writing, determine and document which gaps each organization will work on, and continually coordinate with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq to avoid any duplication of efforts.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Iraq work with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to prepare and use a performance management plan for the follow-on agreement to assess and report progress in achieving the program's objectives.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Iraq work with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to include capacity-building benchmarks, with targets and time frames, in its performance management plan.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to file all required paperwork immediately with the proper Iraqi Government office to become a legally registered nongovernmental organization in Iraq.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Iraq realign the follow-on agreement's budget by main program expected result and require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to provide quarterly financial reports to the mission showing funds expended by these categories.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to provide its organizational staffing chart with its budget to track and monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of labor costs proposed and budgeted for the follow-on agreement.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Iraq require the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to provide the data requested during the audit and compare current proposed and budgeted costs with recent actual costs to determine the reasonableness of the proposed costs as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of program funds.

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