Pakistan Earthquake 2012
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Pakistan Earthquake 2012

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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

AUDIT OF USAID/PAKISTAN RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM IN EARTHQUAKE-AFFECTED AREAS

AUDIT REPORT NO.G-391-12-007-P AUGUST 16, 2012

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

Office of Inspector General Mission Director, Jonathan M.Conly FROM: Office of Inspector General/Pakistan Director, Joseph Farinella /s/SUBJECT: Audit of USAID/Pakistan Reconstruction Program in Earthquake-Affected Areas (Report No.G--12-7-P) This memorandum transmits our final report on the subject audit.

In finalizing the report, we considered your comments and included your response in Appendix II.The final report contains four recommendations to help improve the reconstruction program.

On the basis of the information provided by the mission in response to the draft report, we determined that final action has been taken on

recommendation, and management decisions have been reached on t recommendations.

A management decision has not been reached on one recommendation.

A determination of final action will be made by the Audit Performance and Compliance Division when the mission completes planned corrective actions on the remaining recommendations.

I want to thank you and your staff for the cooperation and courtesies extended to us during this audit.

U.S.

Agency for International Development American Embassy, Diplomatic Enclave Ramna 5, Islamabad, Pakistan www.usaid.gov/oig
CONTENTS

Summary of Results .................................................................................................................

1

Audit Findings ...........................................................................................................................3

Reconstruction Program Activities Were Making Progress ....................................................

3

Roof Tiles Needed Replacement ...........................................................................................

5

Completed Health-Care Facility Was Not Being Used ...........................................................6

Contractor Did Not Submit Financial Audit Reports to USAID ...............................................7

Evaluation of Management Comments ....................................................................................

8

Appendix IScope and Methodology .....................................................................................9

Appendix IIManagement Comments ..................................................................................11

1 SUMMARY OF RESULTS

On October 8, 2005, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous region of northern Pakistan.In response to this disaster, the Government of Pakistan established the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) to coordinate, monitor, regulate, and oversee all reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in earthquake-affected areas.

In January 2006, USAID/Pakistan and the Government of Pakistan signed a $200 million special objective assistance agreement that formalized U.S.reconstruction program.

The objective of this agreement was to strengthen the health and education sectors in the earthquake-affected areas.

The largest component was a 5-year, $120 million contract awarded to the construction firm Camp Dresser and McKee, International Inc.(contractor).The purpose of this contract was to design, build, and furnish earthquake-resistant schools and health-care facilities in Mansehra and Bagh Districts.

In June 2011, USAID/Pakistan extended the contract to June 2013 and increased its ceiling to $180 million.

As of May 2012, USAID/Pakistan had obligated $139 million and spent $114 million for the program activities.

The contract specifies how many structures (77 total61 schools and 16 health-care facilities) should be built and how.The contractor must meet international engineering, architectural, and seismic design standards so that the buildings may serve as safe havens for the communities in the event of future natural disasters.

The contractor has to furnish the buildings:

the schools with desks, chairs, chalkboards, bookshelves, cabinets, and electrical fixtures; the health-care facilities with furniture and equipment for administration offices, examination rooms, kitchens, and baths.Furthermore, the contractor should encourage community participation throughout construction to help prevent and solve problems during construction, and address issues that might affect the functioning of the facilities and their sustainability.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this audit to determine whether reconstruction activities in earthquake-affected areas were being implemented effectively.

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As of May 2012, the contractor had completed 51 of the 77 facilities (36 schools and 15 health-care facilities) and turned them over to the Government of Pakistan.

ERRA officials inspected the completed buildings to verify that they met the technical specifications and issued certificates indicating transfer of ownership.

The contractor turned the facilities over to the Government of Pakistan within the estimated time and budget, and the government was using most for their intended purposes.

Construction was under way on 21 buildings (20 schools and a district hospital), and the contractor was bidding on sites for 5 additional structures.

For the audit, OIG visited 37 schools and health facilities between April 15 and May 16, 2012.

Although USAID/Pakistan was on track to achieve the programs main goal, the audit identified three areas for improvement:

Roof tiles needed replacement (page 5).

Although the contract specifies that materials should last and be easy to maintain, the contractor u
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Contact information For further information specifically related to this operation please contact: Pakistan Red Crescent Society:

Dr.Mahboob Sardar, Secretary

General; mobile: +92 321 528 6642; email: mahboob@prcs.org.pkFederation country office, Islamabad: (phone: + 92 300 555 4503)

Karen H.Bjrnestad, Head of Office; phone: +92 300 555 4506; email: karen.bjornestad@ifrc.org Jacob Timmer, Deputy Programme Coordinator; phone:+92 308 555 9633; email: South Asia regional office, New Delhi Azmat Ulla, Head of Regional Office; office phone: +91 11 2411 1125; email: azmat.ulla@ifrc.orgFederation Asia Pacific Zone office in Kuala Lumpur: Mathew Schraeder, Operation Coordinator; office phone: +60 3 9207 5735; email: Talbot, Acting Head of Operations; phone +603 9207 5704; email: jerry.talbot@ifrc.org Alan Bradbury, Head of Resource Mobilization and Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting; office phone: +60 3 9207 5775; email: here Emergency Appeal budget belowReturn to the title page How we work All IFRC assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (Sphere) in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable.The IFRC’s vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.The IFRC’s work is guided by

which puts forward three strategic aims: Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises.Enable healthy and safe living.Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

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Pakistan Red Crescent Society.Period covered by this final October 2005 to 31 December2011 Appeal target (current): CHF 167.6 million (USD 153.8 million or EUR 111 million);click here to view the attached emergency appeal budgetAppeal coverage: 95 per cent; click here to go directly to the updated donor response report, or here to link to contact details Appeal history:

8 October 2005

CHF 200,000 was initially allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the

Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to respond to the earthquake disaster.9 October 2005

An emergency appeal was launched on preliminary basis for CHF 10.8 million for four months to assist 30,000 families (120,000 beneficiaries).12 October 2005

The preliminary appeal budget was increased to CHF 73.3 million and the number of beneficiaries increased to 150,000 families (750,000 beneficiaries) for six months.

17 October 2005

The number of beneficiaries was revised down to 70,000 families (490,000 beneficiaries) based on delivery capacity and a revised average family size of seven.

28 March 2006

A revised emergency appeal was launched for CHF 227 million to assist over 1,085,000 beneficiaries through to the end of 2008.12 December 2006

The budget for the appeal was revised down to CHF 165 million to assist over 1,085,000 beneficiaries till the end of 2008.7 May 2008

The appeal budget was further revised down from CHF 165.2 million to CHF 164.5 million and the timeframe of the operation was extended to the end of 2009.

9 December 2008

The budget figures were revised up from CHF 164.5 million to CHF 167.6 million due to adjustments in the values of in-kind donations to the appeal.11 November 2009 Operation Update no.33 extended the appeal timeframe for another 12 Final Report.
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