German Corporation for International Cooperation (GİZ) Project on “Strengthening the capacity of Supreme Audit Institutions in the Eastern Partnership countries to monitor the achievement of Agenda 2030 objectives”
The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan has closely been cooperating with German Corporation for International Cooperation (GİZ) since the beginning of 2019.
The global programs supported by GIZ also include South-South cooperation. The kick-off meeting of the Project on “Strengthening the Capacity of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Eastern Partnership Countries to Monitor the Achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda” was held on 11 July 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia with support of German Society for International Cooperation – GIZ. At the end of the meeting held in Tbilisi heads of delegations from SAIs of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the cooperation in the mentioned areas.
German Corporation for International Cooperation (GİZ) Project on “Strengthening the capacity of Supreme Audit Institutions in the Eastern Partnership countries to monitor the achievement of Agenda 2030 objectives” envisages organization of meetings, seminars, trainings and exchange of experience on legislation, financial, compliance and performance audit methodologies, as well as conduct of parallel performance audits among the Eastern Partnership countries and consists of components on strengthening audit capacity according to ISSAIs and legal framework for ISSAI implementation.
Considering the importance of the SAIs’ capacity building, the project is aimed at sharing knowledge and experience in the field of substantial public finance management, transparency and accountability in the Eastern Partnership countries. Forum on demonstrating and sharing successfully implemented approaches, results and challenges of UN Sustainable Development Program on the South Caucasus was held in Tbilisi Georgia, as well as training on financial audit and workshop on performance audit was held in Kyiv, Ukraine in current year as series of events planned for the project.
Generally, the methodology of the Project envisages the organization of trainings, workshops, video conferences for beneficiaries as well as to draft joint working papers and reports. Additionally, enhancing audit team members’ skills including presentation, communication, review, professional judgments and discussions and others will be more focused. Parallel performance audit will be conducted covering all stages as strategic planning according to international audit standards, theme selection, detailed planning, quality control process, review by colleagues, accountability, communication with audited entity, communication with public and stakeholders regarding audit results. Within the Project trainings and workshops on the above mentioned areas were held in Georgia, Ukraine, USA and Canada.