GAO-19-421SP: Priority Open Recommendations: U.S. Agency for International Development

Speeches Shim


U.S. Agency for International Development

GAO-19-421SP: Published: Apr 4, 2019. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2019.

Each year, we make more than 1,000 recommendations to help improve the federal government. We alert department heads to the recommendations where they can save the most money, address issues on our High Risk List, or significantly improve government operations.

This report outlines our 5 priority open recommendations for USAID as of April 2019.

For example, in March 2014 we recommended that USAID collect data on delivery time frames for all emergency food aid shipments to help it meet its goal of delivery times in a cost-effective manner.

Since our previous letter in February 2018, USAID implemented 3 of our priority recommendations.

Priority Open Recommendations to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Management and Oversight of Food Aid Projects

International Food Aid: Prepositioning Speeds Delivery of Emergency Aid, but Additional Monitoring of Time Frames and Costs Is Needed. GAO-14-277. Washington, D.C.: March 5, 2014.

Managing Director: Thomas Melito
Contact information: or 202-512-9601

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:30pm