Accession Number:

ADA508316

Title:

Opportunities to Improve Management of the Quick Response Fund

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2009-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Quick Response Fund program QRF was created by the Department of State DoS in 2007 to allow Provincial Reconstruction Teams PRTs in Iraq to support initiatives that promote efforts by community-based leaders and organizations to improve their communities access to public services, economic opportunities, employment, and education. The U.S. Embassys Office of Provincial Affairs OPA reviews and selects projects and either OPA or the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID carries them out. The USAID component of the QRF is the Iraq Rapid Assistance Program IRAP. For this report, SIGIRs objectives were to answer the following general questions 1 Are appropriate management controls in place and properly implemented to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of QRF resources 2 Have performance goals, metrics, and processes been developed and implemented to assess program performance and results and 3 How have program funds been allocated and expended SIGIR makes three recommendations to OPA intended to improve program results assessments, QRF documentation, and training. USAID generally agreed with the findings in this report but believes it is too early in the process to measure results. The U.S. Embassy-Iraq also agreed with the findings in the report. OPA provided technical comments that SIGIR included where appropriate.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE