State and USAID:

Status of GAO Recommendations Made in 2017

GAO-19-524R: Published: Jun 4, 2019. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2019.

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In 2017, we made a combined total of 61 recommendations to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Of the 41 recommendations made to State, 11 were still open as of May 15, 2019, and 3 of those were priority recommendations. Priority recommendations are those we believe warrant priority attention from heads of key departments and agencies.

Of the 20 recommendations made to USAID, 5 were still open, and 2 were priority recommendations.

For example, we recommended that both agencies find ways to improve how they monitor assistance to Syrian refugees in areas that U.S. personnel can't visit.

Warehouse Workers Packaging Food Aid for Beneficiaries in Haiti as part of a USAID Program

Photo of people bagging food

Photo of people bagging food

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What GAO Found

During calendar year 2017, GAO made a combined total of 61 recommendations to the State and USAID. Of the 41 recommendations made to State, 11 (almost 27 percent) were still open as of May 15, 2019, and 3 of those were priority recommendations. Of the 20 recommendations made to USAID, 5 (25 percent) were still open as of May 15, 2019, and 2 were priority recommendations. Priority recommendations are those that GAO believes warrant priority attention from heads of key departments and agencies.

Department of State Spending for Hardship and Danger Pay, Fiscal Years 2011-2016

Warehouse Workers Packaging Food Aid for Beneficiaries in Haiti

Why GAO Did This Study

Senate Report 115-282 accompanying the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 2019, includes a provision for us to report on the status of all recommendations made to the U.S. Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in GAO reports issued during calendar year 2017.

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    GAO-19-420SP: Published: Apr 5, 2019. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2019.

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