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This Document is a Sample Only. The language used is for representational purposes only, and it does not in any way prescribe or impose the evaluation process and how it must be documented on your organization. It is just a suggestion.

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Note: The audit firm’s engagement letter can serve as the audit contract (i.e., in lieu of the audit contract) if, and only if, it contains all of the necessary information and required terms and clauses as set below in this sample document.

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Guidance on Entrance Conference


  • Introductions & background of the project
  • Agree on the audit timetable
  • Agree on the audit plan – scope of work, methodology, etc.
  • Documents to be sent to the audit firm before start of field work
  • Audit schedules
  • Logistics


  • A brief overview by USAID and Partner of the project and the status of accounting records for the period under audit.
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the USAID/WBG PCA Program

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Sample Criteria for Evaluating Audit Firms’ Proposals

Relevant and appropriate experience in auditing development partner funded projects or programs must complement academic training and professional qualification.