USAID Officials Discuss Agency's Accountability, Oversight Practices

The inspector general of the U.S. Agency for International Development said May 11 that his office is planning a review of the agency’s new acquisition and assistance system and progress of its operating units in implementing USAID’s new evaluation policy and guidance.

These plans are part of ongoing efforts by the USAID inspector general’s office to assess and help boost the agency’s accountability, Donald Gambatesa said in a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday.

During the hearing, Gambatesa discussed how his office tracks USAID spending and operations as well as the quality and pace of USAID’s response to his office’s recommendations.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah also testified at the hearing, where he described the agency’s procurement and operational reform agenda.

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