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International affairs: U.S. Security Assistance to the Caribbean (2019-14)

The Department of State should establish an initiative-wide planning and reporting mechanism to better manage fragmentation and potential overlap of security assistance activities in Caribbean countries.

Year Identified: 2019
Area Number: 14
Area Type: Fragmentation, Overlap & Duplication

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Action 1
Addressed

The Department of State (State) should, in consultation with the United States Agency for International Development and other stakeholders as appropriate, create an initiative-wide planning and reporting mechanism for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative that includes the ability to monitor, evaluate, and report the results of their collaborative efforts.

Type
Executive Branch
Last Updated
August 31, 2021
Progress:

State concurred with and has taken action to address GAO’s February 2019 recommendation that it develop an initiative-wide planning and reporting mechanism. In May 2020, State instructed all U.S. embassies in the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) countries to implement a new planning and reporting process designed to strengthen performance management. The new process includes an updated CBSI Results Framework and new quarterly reporting requirements for State and U.S. Agency for International Development programs. The updated CBSI Results Framework and reporting requirements provide an initiative-wide planning and reporting mechanism, which will enable posts to plan projects in alignment with goals and allow State to monitor, evaluate, and report on CBSI efforts.

Implementing Entity:
Department of State
GAO Contacts