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.

2020

Jul 29, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-611-20-010-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Zambia Determine the allowability of $37,131 in questioned costs ($20,277 ineligible, $16,854 unsupported) on pages 22 and 23 of the audit report and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Questioned Cost
$37131
Funds For Better Use
$0
Recommendation
2

USAID/Zambia Verify that Development Aid from People to People corrects the five material weaknesses in internal control detailed on pages 33 to 38 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Zambia Verify that Development Aid from People to People corrects the four instances of material noncompliance detailed on pages 42 to 45 of the audit report.

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

USAID/Zambia Verify that Development Aid From People to People provides Society for Family Health with a copy of the findings raised in BDO's audit report for their review to (a) determine the allowability the questioned costs identified on pages 22 and 23 and recover the amounts determined to be unallowable; and (b) take any appropriate action regarding the two material weaknesses and one instance of material noncompliance related to the subaward identified on pages 33, 34, 36 and 41.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 27, 2020
NFA Transmittal
8-306-20-044-N
Recommendation
1

USAID/Afghanistan Verify that DAI Global, LLC corrects the four material instances of noncompliance detailed on pages 44 to 47 of the audit report.

Questioned Cost
$0
Funds For Better Use
$0
Jul 23, 2020
NFA Transmittal
4-674-20-096-R
Recommendation
1

USAID/Southern Africa Verify that Grassroot Soccer South Africa corrects the one instance of material noncompliance detailed on page III-1 and III-2 of the audit report.

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