U.S. Agency for International Development: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Although USAID reported it made progress toward achieving the selected outcomes, the extent of the progress is unclear because the agency based its support on disaggregated and, in some cases, out-of-date and selective data. Unlike past years when USAID issued separate performance reports and performance plans, the agency issued a performance overview supplemented by more detailed data in the FY 2000 Budget Justification to the Congress, both of which incorporated elements of performance reporting and planning. In the WY 2000 Performance Overview, USAID based its statements of progress on self-reported fiscal year 1999 performance data provided by individual USAID missions. In addition USAID reported progress toward achieving agency goals and objectives by relying on selected information of individual country missions performance. Although USAID reported detailed fiscal year 2000 performance data at the operating unit level i.e., country mission in the Budget Justification, those data were not aggregated to summarize progress toward achieving agency objectives. Specific results under the selected key outcomes are as follows.
- Agricultural Economics
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis