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Branding Policy Not Enforced - Section 641 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 - 22 U.S.C. 2401.

Section 641 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, requires that all foreign assistance programs be identified appropriately overseas as American aid. USAID’s policy is that programs, projects, activities, public communications, or commodities implemented or delivered under grants, cooperative agreements, or other assistance awards are generally “co-branded and co-marked.” 22 U.S.C. 2401.  

General Recommendations

  • Enforce partner compliance with USAID’s branding requirements, including obtaining documentation from partners that they have effectively communicated to service providers and beneficiaries that the American people are funding program activities

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 4-656-10-006-P  JULY 16, 2010

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

Tags: Branding and Outreach

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