Audit of USAID's Efforts to Provide Shelter in Haiti

Recommendations

Recommendation 1.1

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance: evaluate shelter designs and construction processes in use to identify which designs can be reproduced at lowest delivered cost while best meeting requirements for space, ventilation, thermal comfort, security, and privacy and

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Recommendation 1.2

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance incorporate these best practices into future plans for transitional shelter construction.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance incorporate into its operational guidance the option to use competitive or set-aside awards to involve local organizations in transitional shelter construction.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance inforporate into planning documents the need for ongoing liaison with customs officials to avoid delays when dealing with future disasters.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance fund mechanized rubble removal.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance develop, implement, and monitor performance indicators that provide consistent and useful information regarding the program's status and impact.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance either realign its house repair goal or develop a strategy for funding and achieving this goal.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, in conjunction with its awardees, develop and implement procedures to identify available humanitarian resources so that vulnerable beneficiaries can be referred on a timely basis.

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