USAID provides guidance to staff regarding management controls for monitoring and evaluating an implementer’s performance under USAID awards.
ADS 303.2.f, Primary Responsibilities, requires the AOTR to ensure that USAID exercises prudent management over its awarded assistance by monitoring and evaluating the recipient and its performance during the award. Moreover, the AOTR designation letter for the project states that the AOTR is responsible for monitoring the recipient’s progress in achieving the objectives and for verifying that the recipient’s activities being funded by USAID conform to the terms and conditions of the award.
In addition, ADS 596.3.1, Establishing Internal Controls, requires USAID managers to develop internal control activities to help ensure that management directives are carried out. The control activities must be effective and efficient in accomplishing the Agency’s control objectives and include the establishment and review of performance measures and indicators and appropriate documentation for internal control.
- Provide documented procedures on USAID’s antiterrorism measures to its implementers and establish and implement a schedule to periodically verify that procedures are followed.
- Develop an annual training plan for agreement officers' technical representatives and document annual course completion.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-279- 11-005-P February 28, 2011
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- Review and Obtain Antiterrorism Certifications - ADS 596.3 - Executive Order 13224
- Required Antiterrorism Provisions Were Not Included in Some Subawards – Executive Order 13224 on Terrorism Financing
- Ensure That Antiterrorism Measures Are Conducted - ADS 303 - Assistance Policy Directive 04-14, Certification Regarding Terrorist Financing Implementing E.O. 13224, issued on September 24, 2004 - Executive Order 13224
- Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism - Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001