Inspector General Reports
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The Office of Inspector General is authorized by law to review all programs and operations of the Peace Corps. Evaluations assess the operation and administration of a particular unit or program of the Peace Corps, e.g., an overseas post or a function or program or unit in headquarters.
Overseas post evaluations focus on the systems, policies, and procedures established by the post to ensure ongoing support to Volunteers and their assignments; this includes a documented program design; design and implementation of specific projects; technical, medical, and administrative support; and safety and security.
Post evaluations provide management with an in-depth assessment of the quality of the programs overseas. This includes a review of Volunteer assignments, the appropriateness of their site placements, the quality of their training, the quality of the support provided to them, their safety and security, and the adequacy of the post’s staffing and logistical infrastructure to manage the program that is in place or is planned for the post. Evaluations provide the Agency with immediate information about the quality of management and operations. Evaluations use both quantitative data from headquarters and overseas offices and qualitative data from site visits and interviews with Peace Corps staff and Volunteers.
When evaluation staff visit a post without a member of the audit staff, they may also conduct a review of some administrative and financial systems at the post. Evaluations also review the post’s implementation of Peace Corps Manual section 270 (Volunteer/Trainee Safety and Security) and report on the safety of Volunteers and the post’s effectiveness in implementing procedures that assure the safety of the Volunteers.
Evaluations of headquarters operations or programs begin with a preliminary assessment in collaboration with appropriate managers to determine the scope of our work, the methodology required and our evaluation questions. These evaluations assess the effectiveness and efficiency of functions managed in headquarters.
Reports by Country
The following are the latest Program Evaluation and Audit Report available for each country post.
(Note: All documents were obtained from Peace Corps, by request, using the Freedom of Information Act and are in public domain)