Professional Capacity for Royal Audit Authority for Better Governance, Final Phase
The overall development objective of the third phase of the support from the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) is to enhance the professional and institutional capacity of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA), specifically focusing on long-term training courses which will contribute towards better auditing, quality reporting and institutional credibility.
Output 1. Advanced professional qualification and knowledge of auditors;
5 auditors with advanced qualification (4 auditors with CPA qualification -2 female, 2 male and 1 auditor with a Masters in Economics at the University of Vienna, Austria).
Output 2. Increased capacity in emerging audit issues.
30 auditors trained in-country on hydropower auditing; 4 auditors (2 female, 2 male) attended ex-country fellowship Programme.
The target group of this project are the auditors of the RAA as it will support their professional capacity development. In total, 39 persons will directly benefit from the project.
5 auditors (3 females and 2 males) will receive ex-country training, 4 auditors will undergo in-country long term training and approximately 30 RAA staff members will undergo in-country training on hydropower audit. In particular, female employees will be encouraged to take part in the training course. Wherever appropriate, more or equal number of female participants will be nominated for the courses.
The overall project goal is aligned to the Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) Strategic Plan 2015–2020, the 12th Five-Year Plan (2018–2023) and the UN SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). The third phase of ADC's contribution aims at further enhancing the professional and institutional capacity of the RAA, to contribute towards better and improved auditing, quality reporting and institutional credibility.
Notwithstanding enhanced individual competencies and institutional development, additional capacity gaps have been identified in the recommendations from the Supreme Audit Institution-Performance Measurement Framework (SAI-PMF) Report-RAA, PEFA report 2016, RAA’s strategic plan 2015-2020 and 12th Five Year Plan. The courses have been prioritized based on the need analysis, consultations with employees and endorsed by the Human Resources and Governance Committee. The project will adopt both ex-country and in-country long/short term trainings as the main instrument in the delivery of the required outputs.The main output is increased knowledge and qualification of auditors.
This continued effort of the RAA to improve its capacity reflects the organisational will to effectively deliver the constitutional mandate, i.e. to audit and report on the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the use of public resources.