INTOSAI Development Initiative - Donor Secretariat

Contract partner: IDI - INTOSAI Development Initiative Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 300.000,00 Project start: 01.06.2010 End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

In October 2009 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and 15 Donors (incl. ADA) was signed. The MoU calls for a common approach towards increased strategic focus and coordination for Donors and the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) community in strengthening SAI capacity in partner countries. In February 2010 the SC decided to constitute a Secretariat to provide it with support in implementing the MoU. This Secretariat would be hosted by the Oslo-based INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI).

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen public sector auditing in partner countries, which is a key capacity-building complementary method in order to provide a higher proportion of the financial support directly to partner countries (e. g. through budget support). The project therefore aims to improve the effectiveness and volume of capacity development support to SAIs in partner countries through pursuing the following targets: 1) Increased knowledge and exchange of information among stakeholders on capacity development needs facing SAIs in partner countries, and ongoing capacity development support, 2) Improved coordination of capacity development support to SAIs in partner countries, 3) Facilitate improvements in the quality of capacity development support to SAIs in partner countries, 4) Provide the SC with high quality technical, practical and administrative support.

The total funding for the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat (01.06.2010-31.12.2012) is 1.439.535 Euro. This is distributed as follows: Austrian Development Agency 300.000 Euro, Irish Aid 200.000 Euro and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 939.535 Euro.

project number 2643-00/2010
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.