Afghanistan: actions needed to improve accountability of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan government : report to Congressional addressees.

Afghanistan: actions needed to improve accountability of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan government : report to Congressional addressees.

by U.S. Government Accountability Office

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"The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defense (DOD) award direct assistance to Afghanistan, using bilateral agreements and multilateral trust funds that provide funds through the Afghan national budget. GAO assessed (1) the extent to which the United States, through USAID and DOD, has increased direct assistance, (2) USAID and DOD steps to ensure accountability for bilateral direct assistance, and (3) USAID and DOD steps to ensure accountability for direct assistance via multilateral trust funds for Afghanistan. GAO reviewed USAID, DOD, and multilateral documents and met with U.S. officials and staffs of multilateral trust funds in Washington, D.C., and Afghanistan.

GAO recommends that USAID (1) establish and implement policy requiring risk assessments in all cases before awarding bilateral direct assistance funds, (2) take additional steps to help ensure it implements controls for bilateral direct assistance, and (3) ensure adherence to its risk assessment policies for ARTF. In commenting on the first recommendation, USAID stated that its existing policies call for some form of risk assessment for all awards and that it has taken new steps to ensure risk assessment. GAO retained its recommendation because existing USAID policies do not require preaward risk assessments in all cases. USAID concurred with GAO's..."

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ISBN-13: 9781974619542
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2017
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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