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.

Audit Reports Issued Prior to April 1, 2019, With Open and Unimplemented Recommendations and Potential Cost Savings (USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, OPIC) as of September 30, 2019

 

Total Open Recommendations (As of 1/15/21)

437

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 1/15/21)

$311,868,977

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

2021

Dec 10, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-006-I
Recommendation
1

USAID/Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance/Cost, Audit and Support Division determine the allowability of $1,002,792 in questioned direct costs ($109,921 ineligible, $892,871 unsupported) on pages 4, and 43 through 55 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$1002792
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 09, 2020
Audit Report
5-000-21-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator develop and codify implementation guidance that addresses gaps for developing and managing private sector engagement activities in a directory or other medium that captures all private sector engagement-related material and requirements.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator develop a workforce plan for dedicated private sector engagement staff with appropriate competencies across the Agency, including a team established in the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, that has adequate resources, such as staffing and leadership, to support the Agency's implementation of the private sector engagement policy.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
3

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator incorporate into USAID's Automated Directives System guidance on the process and responsibilities for coordinating development activities with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
4

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator develop a plan on how to best capture and distribute the worldwide knowledge associated with private sector engagement approaches so missions and staff can better access and share information with each other to learn and adapt and achieve optimal development results associated with private sector engagement.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
5

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator implement a process and timeline for assessing the reliability and accuracy of private sector partnerships data from prior fiscal years. Elements to consider for the assessment could include: (1) the usefulness and reliability of data that is aggregated for private sector engagement results; (2) conducting a review of mission data submitted as appropriate; and (3) determining whether to communicate information externally, taking into consideration the completeness and accuracy of data.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
6

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator develop a plan for a whole-of-Agency process for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating private sector engagement data that results in the ability to actively manage private sector engagement and inform timely decision making. Elements to consider for this improved data collection process could include data and information related to: (1) programmatic private sector engagement efforts, (2) capacity of missions and staff to engage the private sector, and (3) private sector relationship management.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
7

USAID's Acting Deputy Administrator clearly document in guidance to missions and bureaus an Agency approach to identifying and implementing consistent, useful metrics that further the Agency's goals for private sector engagement.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 07, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-294-21-009-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza Determine the allowability of $27,942 in questioned unsupported costs, ($23,534 pertaining to the federal program funds and 4,408 pertaining to the cost share contribution), as detailed on pages 15, 16, and 21 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable

Questioned Cost
$27942
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 07, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-21-010-R
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance Cost, Audit and Support Division to verify that People In Need (PIN) corrects the two material instances noncompliance detailed on pages 26 through 28 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 07, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-MCC-21-002-N
Recommendation
1

Millennium Challenge Corporation verify that Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit Sierra Leone corrects the four material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 23 to 28 of the final audit report

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Dec 04, 2020
Audit Report
A-IAF-21-002-C
Recommendation
1

IAF's Chief Information Officer Develop and implement policies and procedures related to Plan of Action and Milestones to ensure all identified security weaknesses are tracked, prioritized, and remediated in a timely manner, including a process to evaluate the adequacy of justifications to extend estimated completion dates and determine the dependencies and completion of milestones that affect the estimated due dates to ensure that they are met.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

IAF's Chief Information Officer create a monitoring plan to review and update policies and procedures in accordance with the timeliness requirements established in agency policies.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 30, 2020
Audit Report
9-598-21-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/LAC Bureau develop and implement a bureau-level plan that sets the Agency's priorities and provides a framework for achieving the security goals of the Central America Strategy.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/LAC Bureau develop and implement a training plan that helps USAID/El Salvador develop staff capacity to design and manage crime and violence prevention activities.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 24, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-617-21-002-N
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Uganda verify that Transcultural Psychosocial
Organisation corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 56 to 59 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 24, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-621-21-016-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Tanzania determine the allowability of $38,038
in ineligible questioned costs on pages 8 to 11 of the audit report and
recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$38038
Funds For Better Use
$0
Nov 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-663-21-014-R
Recommendation
1

We recommend that USAID/Ethiopia verify that Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 29 to 31 of the audit report findings 4.2.1 and 4.2.3.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0