Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 205(d), “Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs,” states that USAID funds may not be used for the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of structures to the extent that those structures are used for inherent religious activities.
However, at the request of the Ministry of Education, male prayer buildings and female prayer rooms were funded at provincial teacher training colleges.
Funding for the religious structures violated the prohibition in 22 CFR 205(d) and diverted resources that could have been used for other, allowable purposes under the program.
- Educate staff on the policy on funding religious activities.
SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. F-306-11-002-P MARCH 27, 2011
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