Sustainability Requirements - 22 U.S.C. 2361

Sustainability is a core element of USAID program design, as shown in the Agency’s Strategic Plan Checklist, which requires strategic teams within the mission to address two questions:

(1) Is the achievement of sustainability for governmental institutions and processes realistic and within the planned timeframe for the completion of USAID’s assistance to a specific strategic objective and/or a country’s graduation from USAID assistance?

(2) Will sustainability plans be provided for key institutions and processes that will be necessary beyond the timeframe of the USAID strategy?

Furthermore, section 611(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended and codified in 22 U.S.C. 2361, provides that whenever certain types of funds are proposed to be used for a capital assistance project exceeding $1 million, the head of agency must take into consideration the mission director’s certification as to the capability of the country to effectively maintain and utilize the project.

Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 5-306-10-002-P November 10, 2009

This information is derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using this information.

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