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 9/24/20)

463

Open Financial Recommendations (As of 9/24/20)

$344,330,717

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

2020

Jul 22, 2020
Audit Report
5-391-20-001-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Pakistan implement a plan to ensure education project implementers report in their quarterly progress reports any implementation challenges, follow-up performed to resolve those challenges, and the current status of the challenges.

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

USAID/Pakistan implement a system that maintains a record of the Mission's portfolio reviews, including but not limited to, review of the critical assumptions, issues identified, and management's follow-up of the identified issues.

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

USAID/Pakistan implement a plan to identify the root causes associated with the lack of capacity of the Government of Sindh's Education Department and local contractors that created major challenges for the construction component of the Sindh Basic Education Program, and implement a plan to address these issues.

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

USAID/Pakistan implement cost-estimate guidelines and training to include detailed guidance on what steps should be followed when reviewing independent government cost estimates under Government-to-Government programs, including the requirement to document the review. Guidelines should ensure that steps are included for determining the allowability of cost items that the Mission should consider while reviewing the independent government cost estimates.

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

USAID/Pakistan review the independent cost estimates for the Sindh Basic Education Program's school-construction component specifically to identify items that are not permitted by the host-country agreement and other guidance, reiterate in writing that the unpermitted costs should not be included in cost estimates for future projects, and take appropriate action to recover any unpermitted amounts already paid.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 21, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-20-095-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa Determine the allowability of $3,333,476 in questioned costs ($1,372,288 ineligible, $1,961,188 unsupported) on pages 13, 17 and 18 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$3333476
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Southern Africa Verify that Anova Health Institute NPC corrects the two material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 32 to 35 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Southern Africa Verify that Anova Health Institute NPC corrects the six instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 39 to 52 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Southern Africa Verify that Anova Health Institute NPC provides Right to Care NPC and FHI360 with a copy of the findings raised in PricewaterhouseCoopers' audit report for their review to (a) determine the allowability of $156,808 in questioned costs identified on page 17, and 39 to 40 and recover the amounts determined to be unallowable and (b) take any appropriate action regarding the one instance of material noncompliance related to the questioned costs identified.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 20, 2020
NFA Transmittal
9-521-20-028-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Haiti Verify that FONKOZE corrects the material weakness in internal control detailed on pages 20 and 21 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 17, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-000-20-093-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM Verify that Medair corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page 40 of the audit report

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 14, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-306-20-043-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Afghanistan Determine the allowability of $25,297 in questioned costs ($6,605 ineligible and $18,692 unsupported) detailed on page 15 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$25297
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Afghanistan Verify that Michigan State University corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 28, 29, and 30 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Afghanistan Determine whether the amounts awarded without open and free competition; detailed on pages 28, 29, and 30; were reasonable.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 13, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-000-20-091-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM Verify that Medair corrects the three instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 39 to 43 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 13, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-000-20-090-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/M/OAA/CAS/CAM Verify that Stichting ZOA corrects the two instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 34 and 35 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Close Date
Jul 13, 2020
NFA Transmittal
3-000-20-015-D
Recommendation
1

USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost, Audit and Support Division Verify that International Development Group Advisory Services, LLC corrects the six instances of material noncompliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and its disclosed accounting practices, detailed on pages 7 through 16 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 10, 2020
Audit Report
4-936-20-002-P
Recommendation
1

USAID/Bureau for Global Health develop and implement a robust risk management process that identifies, mitigates, and monitors risks across the Global Health Supply Chain Program.

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

USAID/Bureau for Global Health develop and implement a plan, with milestones, to increase the capability of the host governments to manage health commodity supply chains in Malawi, Nigeria, and Mozambique, to reduce reliance on donor support.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 08, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-306-20-041-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Afghanistan Verify that Tetra Tech Inc. corrects the material instance of noncompliance detailed on pages 21 to 23 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0