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Evaluation of Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
The Office of Inspector General conducted a program evaluation of Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean from December 2 through December 20, 2019. Our report contains 14 recommendations, which, if implemented, should strengthen post operations and correct the deficiencies detailed in the accompanying report.
Agency Wide
No (location specific)

St. Vincent & Grenadines


Disclaimer: Open/Closed recommendations are updated semiannually.

We recommend that the director for programming and training, with guidance from the regional chief of programming and training, develop a primary English literacy framework with objectives and indicators that accurately reflect how Volunteers can best achieve literacy project success.

We recommend that the country director develop a plan to improve management of key aspects of the post’s Response program, including: identification and vetting of Response Volunteer assignments, selection and preparation of work sites and partners, training of Response Volunteers on local language and culture, and staff communication and collaboration to support the program.

We recommend that the country director swear-in Volunteers based on staff’s completed assessment of trainees’ readiness to serve and qualifications.

We recommend that the director of programming and training provide more oversight of staff’s completion of trainee assessments, per the post’s trainee assessment portfolio guidelines.

We recommend that the director of programming and training incorporate more opportunity for education project trainees to practice teaching before going to their permanent sites, and ensure staff observe, assess, and document trainees’ acquisition of teaching skills prior to their swearing-in.