Office of Investigations

OIG BadgeThe Office of Investigations conducts worldwide investigations into allegations of criminal, civil, and administrative violations relating to the United States Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States African Development Foundation, Inter-American Foundation and Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Our priority is to prevent fraud, waste and abuse within the programs and operations of these agencies and to foster and encourage the integrity of their employees, as well as that of their contractors, grantees, and host country counterparts. For more detailed information about how to identify and prevent fraud, please refer to our Compliance and Fraud Prevention Handbook for Program Implementers.

Our role in this area includes identifying and investigating cases of embezzlement, bribery, kickbacks, false claims, conflicts of interest, bid rigging and other instances of program abuse. We also pursue allegations of other violations of law or misconduct by those who participate in these programs. We focus on critical and sensitive issues supporting not only the mission of USAID and the other agencies, but the overall U.S. foreign policy, objectives and national security interests, as well.

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Investigative Results (First Half of FY 2018)

$455 million in recoveries, savings, and avoided costs

80 investigations closed

6 prosecutorial referrals

39 administrative actions

13 arrests

3 convictions

17 suspensions or debarments