Pro PALOP-TL SAI organizes a steering committee for final project evaluation and closure, at Court of Auditors in Portugal

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A steering committee meeting organized by the Pro PALOP-TL SAI project will bring together about 40 senior officials, representatives of Supreme Audit Institutions, parliaments, national delegations and central services of the European Union, UNDP Country Offices, and governments from the PALOP and Timor-Leste. The meeting will take place on 1-2 February in Lisbon at the Court of Auditors of Portugal. 
During the meeting, the Court of Auditors will evaluate four years of the implementation of the project which has strengthened and promoted oversight and civic monitoring of public finances, and contributed to greater budget transparency in the PALOP and Timor-Leste. 
The meeting agenda is intended to foster discussions among the project beneficiaries, Ministries of Finance, parliamentary budget committees, Supreme Audit Institutions and civil society - and donors. The aim is to record the impressions and testimonials of high-dignitaries and participants about the project accomplishments and impact, as well as remaining challenges. The project team will present the main outcomes, success stories and lessons learned, as well as showcase the most important knowledge products developed by Pro PALOP-TL SAI. 
*Pro PALOP-TL SAI is fully funded by the European Union in the total amount of 6.5 million euros, from which 6.4 million are directly administered by UNDP for a period of four years (2014-2017). The project aims to support and strengthen the capacities of supreme audit institutions, parliaments and civil society for the external control of public finances in the ACP Portuguese Speaking Countries (PALOP and Timor-Leste).