The importance of ensuring that the American people are appropriately recognized for their generosity in funding U.S. foreign assistance has been a longstanding U.S. Government objective. For example, section 641 of USAID’s framework legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, codified as amended in 22 U.S.C. 2401, specifies that programs under the act be identified appropriately overseas as “American aid.”
More recently, the rising importance of development as part of the United States’ post–September 11 national security strategy increased the need for U.S. foreign assistance activities to be more fully identified in host countries as being provided by the United States. This need is addressed in ADS 320, which contains USAID’s branding and marking requirements.
- Ensure compliance with contractual branding and (2) devise a branding and marking plan that is in accordance with contractual branding requirements.
Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 4-674-11-004-P JANUARY 4, 2011
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- USAID Branding and Marking Guidelines Were Not Followed
- Partner Did Not Adhere to Branding Requirements - ADS 320
- Branding Policy Not Enforced - Section 641 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 - 22 U.S.C. 2401.
- Obtain Commitment From Beneficiaries - USAID’s joint Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2007–2012 - ADS 596.3.1 - GAO Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government2 GAO/AIMD-00-21.3.1 (11/99), page 15
- USAID-Funded Publications Not Properly Marked - 22 CFR 226.91
- Implementers’ Branding and Public Announcement Efforts Not Monitored - ADS 320.3.1 - ADS 320.2a(3)
- Locations Lacked USAID Branding - Section 641 of USAID's framework legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 - ADS 320, ?Branding and Marking
- Items Funded by USAID Were Not Properly Marked - ADS 320.3.3
- Effectiveness of USAID Branding Needs to Be Improved - section 641 of USAID’s framework legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, codified as amended in 22 U.S.C. 2401 - ADS 3184.108.40.206 - , 22 CFR 211.5(h)
- Subcontractor Did Not Manage Beneficiary Expectations Effectively - USAID’s Nine Principles of Development and Reconstruction Assistance
- Branding and Marking Plan Not Approved - ADS 320 - Section 641 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 - 22 CFR 226.91
- Locations Do Not Have Adequate Branding - ADS 3220.127.116.11.a-b