The repository of recommendations for project compliance with USAID regulations is a practical tool to prepare Chiefs of Party, Program Managers, COTRs and others for OIG audits. Based on the number of general recommendations maintained by Developmentwork.Net, some interesting trends emerge.
Based on an analysis of 152 general recommendations that were derived from 67 OIG audit reports, the following graph shows that USAID regulations pertaining to "Monitoring and Evaluation" - ADS 203 - represent some 40% of general recommendations in the repository.
Developmentwork.Net maintains a searchable database of audit reports. The purpose of the "Audit Database Project" is to provide a systemic overview of lessons learned from hundreds of programs that have been funded by USAID and MCC.
The audit reports and the recommendations are a useful resource for compliance and risk management officers with reference to ADS, CFR, AIDAR, etc. The repository of recommendations for project compliance with USAID regulations is a practical tool to prepare Chiefs of Party, Program Managers, COTRs and others for OIG audits.
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|What is the USAID Voluntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (VSMA)? |
If you are posted overseas, but your family stays at home, you may be entitled to a Separate Maintenance Allowance (SMA).
"Separate maintenance allowance"(SMA) is an allowance to assist an employee to meet the additional expenses of maintaining members of family elsewhere than at the employee's foreign post of assignment. According to article 260, SEPARATE MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE, Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR), three forms of SMA are available: