State and USAID:

Status of GAO Recommendations Made in 2015 and 2016

GAO-18-532R: Published: Jun 15, 2018. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2018.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Thomas Melito
(202) 512-9601
MelitoT@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

At the request of Congress, GAO reviewed the status of all open recommendations we made to the Department of State and the Agency for International Development in 2015 and 2016.

During calendar years 2015 and 2016, we made 132 recommendations to State and USAID. As of June 7, 2018:

Of the 82 recommendations made to State, 37 (about 45 percent) were still open, and 10 of those were priority recommendations.

Of the 50 recommendations made to USAID, 2 (4 percent) were still open, and neither of these was a priority recommendation.

Some GAO Recommendation Topics: Embassy Security and Food Aid

One photograph shows a U.S. embassy and two photos show sacks of U.S. food aid.

One photograph shows a U.S. embassy and two photos show sacks of U.S. food aid.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Thomas Melito
(202) 512-9601
MelitoT@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

What GAO Found

During calendar years 2015 and 2016, GAO made a combined total of 132 recommendations to the U.S. Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Of the 82 recommendations made to State, 37 (about 45 percent) were still open as of June 7, 2018, and 10 of those were priority recommendations. Of the 50 recommendations made to USAID, 2 (4 percent) were still open as of June 7, 2018, and none were priority recommendations. Priority recommendations are those that GAO believes warrant priority attention from heads of key departments and agencies.

Why GAO Did This Study

Senate Report 115-152 accompanying the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 2018, includes a provision for GAO to report on the status of all recommendations made to State and USAID in GAO reports issued during calendar years 2015 and 2016.

For more information, contact Thomas Melito at (202) 512-9601 or MelitoT@gao.gov.

Oct 25, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Sep 27, 2018

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 18, 2018

Sep 6, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Aug 30, 2018

Aug 8, 2018

Looking for more? Browse all our products here