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Strengthening Anti-corruption and Excellence Through Adaptation to Libya

Ramzi Sabella / Ali Ennakoua

Through open and transparent external and internal collaboration and the collective willingness to adapt and ask hard questions, USAID/Libya tackled multiple challenges simultaneously while remotely managing its activity implementation.

USAID/Libya strongly focuses on Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) throughout its projects and activities. Using multiple components of the CLA Framework, USAID/Libya achieved a stronger impact with less funding in a shorter period of time. USAID/Libya’s robust collaboration with local partners resulted in the certification of the first-ever auditors in the MENA region in accordance with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the gold standard of auditing certification. In addition, the Libyan Audit Bureau (LAB), USAID's local partner,  co-funded more than 60% of the total cost of USAID/Libya's proposed activities.

The culture of critical thinking built within the USAID Economic Growth team enabled the Libya mission to pause, reflect, and ask  hard questions needed to steer its activity to success. Through this work culture, the mission was able to utilize multiple components of the CLA Framework, namely through internal collaboration with other USAID offices and the interagency, and external collaboration with its local partner, the LAB. The mission identified critical focus priorities, shifting the mission direction and creating a more robust communication mechanism despite the remote management situation.

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