M&E Services for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
The Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) was created in 2004 to oversee the use, and potential misuse, of U.S. funds supporting reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in Iraq. SIGIR provides quarterly reports directly to the U.S. Congress that help the U.S. public and elected officials better understand how funds are being used.
The QED Group has partnered with Precision Communication and Technology (PCT) to provide strategic direction and analysis for SIGIR's evaluation and audits division. QED's work supports SIGIR's mission to provide independent and objective oversight of Iraq reconstruction policies programs and operations. Our efforts help SIGIR inform policy makers of best practices and recommendations for minimizing waste, fraud, and abuse in the use of Iraq reconstruction funds.
Our collaborative evaluations have been included in reports to Congress. These reports show the general public how U.S. funds can be more effectively and efficiently used for global reconstruction efforts. QED analyzed actual versus proposed accomplishments and effects of the management of Iraq reconstruction funds, while finding alternative courses of action and recommendations to improve outcomes and impacts based on trade-offs in time, cost, and manpower requirements.
QED staff was integrated into teams of auditors and evaluators to provide leadership and analysis for topics ranging from evaluating the Commanders Emergency Response Program (CERP) to forensic audit examinations of debarred contractors, unusual payment variations, and other contract anomalies leading to possible criminal investigation.