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Evaluation of EXIM’s Sub-Saharan Africa Mandate

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
OIG-EV-24-01
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Joint Report
No
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
$0
Funds for Better Use
$0

Recommendations

EXIM's Office of the Chair should designate a lead office or officials responsible for coordinating development, oversight, and implementation of a sub-Saharan Africa specific strategy to address the Sub-Saharan Africa Mandate (hereafter referred to...

The Lead Office or Officials should develop a sub-Saharan Africa specific strategy to address the Sub-Saharan Africa Mandate. This strategy should provide a unified direction and shared vision of EXIM offices and staff and communicate EXIM’s commitments...

EXIM’s Office of the Chair should integrate the Sub-Saharan Africa Mandate strategy within the broader EXIM Strategic Plan to re-enforce that the Sub-Saharan Africa Mandate is central to EXIM’s overall strategic planning.

The Lead Office or Officials should develop an actionable plan to enhance collaborative efforts with the Department of Commerce, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), and other relevant government agencies, such that EXIM could play a more...

The Lead Office or Officials should establish effective metrics to measure EXIM’s Sub-Saharan Africa Mandate performance to inform the growth strategy (e.g., the number of U.S. exporters, lenders, and importers in sub-Saharan Africa reached,...

EXIM’s Office of Board Authorized Finance and Office of General Counsel should conduct a comprehensive review of the post-authorization process to identify the primary factors within the documentation phase that contribute to the lag between...

EXIM’s Office of Global Business Development should devise a detailed plan to directly engage importers in sub-Saharan Africa that are not already engaging with EXIM’s sub-Saharan Africa programs. The office must ensure that the plan is incorporated as...

The Lead Office or Officials should devise a plan to directly engage U.S. businesses that are not already engaging with EXIM’s sub-Saharan Africa programs.

EXIM’s Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations should conduct an analysis of the potential impacts of lowering the mandated domestic content policy for EXIM programs targeted to sub-Saharan Africa on U.S. jobs and present its findings to...