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Contract Administration

Response to USAID Directives: Met with Mari Minowa and Atsuko Toi, World Bank, to offer input to their exploratory work on at-risk youth in Jamaica Present at USAID were SheilaLutjens and Joan Davis. Participated at a meeting with Mosina Jordan, Sheila Lutjens, Dick Loudis, Joan Davis, and UAP staff to discussNGO rankings for possible future add-on funding. Prepared for USAID a matrix of disbursement projections for sub-granteesto assess the potential of no-cost extensions. Accompanied CTO to the Ambassador's office to attend a meeting with YMCA representatives from White Plains, N.Y. Met with the Controllers Office to clarify supportingdocumentation for award fee expenses claimed under a November voucher. A summary Report on the UAP for 1999 was prepared and submittedto the Planning Institute of Jamaica, and copied to USAIDIJamaica. A paper on NGO Capacity Building in the UAP was prepared and presented to the Partners' Conference of the USAID Adolescent ReproductiveHealth Activity, held on February 8. UAP staff conducts bimonthly briefing sessions with USAID Project Managers on project progress. Final Tracer Study planning is well advanced with the approved scope of work, selectedconsultant and programmed activities startingin early April. Assisted Mr. Alan Ross to obtain informationfrom WSUC participantto develop a success story for USAID/Jamaica.

Project Officer site visits were made to the JRC Yallahs and May Pen, and to the WCJF

Mandeville locations during March. Joan Davis of USAIDIJamaica accompanied the NGO Coordinatoron the visits.

S . q l e m e n t a t i o n of Final UAP Evaluation: USAID requested alternative budget scenariosfor continuing funding to the Sub-Granteesover the August to December 2000 period. This was prepared with three scenarios: funding for 14, 10and 8 sub-grantees, and submittedto AID for review. At the January 24 meeting with the USAID Director, UAP Key Staff discussed the thinking on these scenarios. Also present at that meeting were the Directors of the Offices of General Development, and Program and Policy Development, and the USAID Project Specialistfor the UAP.

During February, DA was informedthat Mr. Tom Judy, Aguirre International,would lead the four person team to conduct the UAP evaluation and design of an add-onproject activity beginning in early March. Other team members include Joan Jennings, Dr. Alfred Sangster, and Design Specialist, Virginia Lambert. On February 3, USAID requested and DA provided electronic copies of all UAP Quarterly Reports (Contractor Performance) 1997-1999; Quarterly Reports (NGO Performance) 1997-1999; and hard copies

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