Audit of Phase III Of USAID/India's Innovations in Family Planning Services Project
USAID/India determine which of the outstanding benchmarks can reasonably be achieved in the time left in the project, and adjust timelines or cancel the benchmarks and deobligate and reprogram
USAID/India determine the feasibility of continuing the voucher scheme activity in Uttarakhand, and if not feasible, deobligate and reprogram the $208,150 associated with the activity.
USAID/India review its obligations and needs for Phase III of the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project and deobligate any unneeded funds.
USAID/India define, in writing, procedures to improve USAID/India's valuation of benchmarks in Phase III of the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project.
Procedures should include: (1) reviewing state
society estimates for errors, (2) verifying that
extraneous management fees are not included in
the benchmark valuations, and (3) establishing
agreed-upon percentages for management fees,
along with a justification for the established
USAID/India deduct the benchmark valuation error of $73,860 identified in this finding from future performance-based disbursements.
While we accept the mission's determination that
the $40.1 million in Agency savings belongs to the
Government of India, we nevertheless recommend
that USAID/India, the Government of India, and
the State Innovations in Family Planning Services
Agency establish a transition/sustainability plan for family planning activities that includes spending the $40.1 million on such activities.