Recommendation Dashboard

OIG makes recommendations in our reports to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs and help agencies identify questioned costs and funds that could be put to better use. The aim is to spur our audited agencies to take corrective actions, which allow us to close the recommendations.

This dashboard identifies current open recommendations along with the associated questioned costs.  Open recommendations may be resolved or unresolved:

  • A recommendation is resolved when OIG agrees with the agency's plan of action.
  • A recommendation is unresolved when the agency has yet to share a plan of action or OIG disagrees with the plan.

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Total Open Recommendations (As of 2/8/24)

302

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 2/8/24)

$116,414,304


Please see an updated list of recommendations with their corresponding report below.

2024

Feb 05, 2024
NFA Transmittal
3-000-24-030-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that the Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 21 of the audit
report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 29, 2024
NFA Transmittal
3-000-24-026-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division verify that Premiere Urgence Internationale corrects the instance of material noncompliance detailed on page III-2 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 29, 2024
NFA Transmittal
4-624-24-062-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/West Africa determine the allowability of $202,783 in unsupported questioned costs on page 17 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
202783
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/West verify that Nouvelle Pharmacie de la Santé Publique de Côte d'Ivoire corrects the four instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 36 to 38 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 26, 2024
NFA Transmittal
4-660-24-061-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Democratic Republic of the Congo determine the allowability of $40,834 in ineligible questioned costs identified on pages 9, 12, 13, 22 and 31 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
40834
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that USAID/Democratic Republic of the Congo verify that Virunga Foundation corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 26 and 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 26, 2024
Audit Report
3-000-24-001-U
Recommendation
1

To address the weaknesses identified in the report, the firm recommend that USAID's Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance:
Develop and implement procedures to collect indirect cost data from implementers in a systematic manner that will allow it to comprehensively report and analyze the indirect costing methodology and rates for implementers. This information should include indirect cost rate agreement type (e.g., cognizant agency-negotiated indirect cost rate or de minimis agreements).

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

To address the weaknesses identified in the report, the firm recommend that USAID's Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance:
Review the results of the prime implementer's sub-awardee monitoring specifically for indirect cost concerns during site visits or other reviews of the prime.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

To address the weaknesses identified in the report, the firm recommend that USAID's Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance:
Develop written internal control policies, procedures, or guidance specific to USAID's Overhead, Special Cost, and Closeout Branch indirect cost processes to clarify minimal documentation retention rules during every phase of the indirect cost process, notably first time, subsequent, and final negotiations.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

To address the weaknesses identified in the report, the firm recommend that USAID's Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance:
Develop checklists to verify completion of for-profit organizations files similar to the checklist used for non-profit organizations.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

To address the weaknesses identified in the report, the firm recommend that USAID's Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance:
Develop a process to conduct periodic reviews of a sample of implementer files for missing documents or accuracy of indirect costs charged and report unsupported payments as improper payments.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

To address the weaknesses identified in the report, the firm recommend that USAID's Acting Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance:
Consider implementation of a centralized document control methodology and tracking mechanism to improve internal document control practices.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 23, 2024
Audit Report
9-000-24-001-P
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance take the following action:
1. Coordinate with the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean to develop and implement practical guidance on responding to elements of democratic backsliding. This should incorporate lessons learned and after-action reports from missions that have responded to democratic backsliding.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean take the following action:
2. Coordinate with the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and missions in the region to develop and implement an action plan to establish ongoing mission-to-mission knowledge sharing on responding to democratic backsliding.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 19, 2024
Audit Report
5-000-24-001-P
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and USAID Bureau for Asia take the following actions:
1. In line with USAID's Policy Framework, USAID/Bangladesh, in coordination with the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, design and implement a plan to increase collaboration with other development organizations and donors to improve the long-term living conditions of the Rohingya and address protracted development challenges.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
2

We recommend that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and USAID Bureau for Asia take the following actions:
2. USAID/Bangladesh implement the May 2022 internal assessment recommendation to develop a plan to improve livelihood opportunities for host communities.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
3

We recommend that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and USAID Bureau for Asia take the following actions:
3. USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance identify and implement options for providing long-term funding arrangements for humanitarian assistance activities in Bangladesh.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
4

We recommend that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and USAID Bureau for Asia take the following actions:
4. USAID/Bureau for Asia, as the geographic bureau responsible for the missions in Bangladesh and Burma, coordinate with USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and assess the need to develop and communicate an overall Agency strategy for the Rohingya crisis response with clearly defined end goals, specific and measurable outcomes, clear roles and responsibilities, and a roadmap for achieving those goals.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
5

We recommend that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and USAID Bureau for Asia take the following actions:
5. USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, and USAID/Burma assess their ability to engage directly with more local nongovernmental organizations in Bangladesh and Burma, to include what may be needed to build their organizational capacity to responsibly manage USAID funds.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Recommendation
6

We recommend that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/Bangladesh, USAID/Burma, and USAID Bureau for Asia take the following actions:
6. USAID/Bangladesh and USAID/Burma develop and implement a plan that identifies sustainable, alternative options for sufficient mission staffing.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 16, 2024
NFA Transmittal
4-617-24-057-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that The AIDS Support Organization Uganda Limited corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 43 to 46 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 16, 2024
NFA Transmittal
4-613-24-055-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Zimbabwe determine the allowability of $181,715 in ineligible questioned costs on pages 13 to 15 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
181715
Funds for Better Use
0
Jan 16, 2024
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-24-006-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that the MCA-Senegal corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 50 to 52 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
0