812 judges, auditors and SAI officials from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste were trained in various forms of external audit to ensure an efficient external control of the public financial management (PFM) system.
244 were reached by information and awareness-raising campaigns on external control and audit of PFM matters.
Outcomes and impact
Here are some of the longer-term outcomes and impact which have resulted from the above outputs:
In Angola, the credibility of the SAI has increased significantly and many auditors are now applying for the position of judges.
In Cabo Verde, the SAI’s legal framework was reviewed to ensure its alignment with the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) and other standards of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). For the first time, Cabo Verde’s SAI has engaged in an autonomous performance measurement framework exercise and was selected to carry out a peer review and audit of the African Union. This is, among others, due to the fact that its auditors now comply with the requirements to carry out such audits on systems based on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
In Guinea Bissau, the SAI was able for the first time to produce an audit report for 2009-10 fiscal years and produce a standard operating procedure for public administrators on how to present public accounts.
In Mozambique, the SAI was able to carry out its first-ever performance measurement framework exercise in a fully autonomous way. The SAI has now the capacity to decentralize its human resources to cover regional hubs. One of its directors has been appointed as president of the audit committee of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
In Sao Tome and Principe, the SAI has carried out broad public consultation on and published its strategic plan and the standard operating procedure for the presentation of public accounts.