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Tier 1: INTOSAI ‘SAI Continuity of Operations During COVID-19’ Grant

The INTOSAI ‘SAI Continuity of Operations During COVID-19’ grant has been made available for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) who are members of INTOSAI to apply for support.  This is a unique measure taken by INTOSAI to offer assistance given the global emergency. The aim of this grant is to assist its SAI members with continuity of operations, through ICT and staff safety measures support, to respond to needs caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The total grant of Euro 700,000 was made available for a period 3 years until expended. Each selected SAI is eligible to receive a maximum of Euro 20,000.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis with reviews done based on monthly batches. Applications will be collected and reviewed via the Global Call for Proposal (GCP) Tier 1 in cooperation with the INTOSAI PFAC Funding Board to guarantee the INTOSAI member SAIs continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAIs may contact the IDI for assistance in preparing the grant application.

Interested SAIs should please follow the steps below in order to apply:

Step 1: Click here and complete the application form for this grant

Step 2: Submit applications by sending an email to intosai.donor.cooperation@idi.no  cc kerry.crawford@idi.no with the caption “INTOSAI SAI Continuity during Covid-19 Grant” with the completed application (using the specified template).

Note: SAI Saudi Arabia has also established a fund for ASOSAI members that also provides resources for continuity of operations; see here for more details.

Latest Numbers

As of 7 July 2021
  • Number of applications received10
  • Number of SAIs approved0
  • Total grant available (EUR)0
  • Total grant awarded (EUR)0
  • Total grant remaining (EUR)0
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: AFROSAI0
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: ARABOSAI0
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: ASOSAI20
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: CAROSAI0
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: EUROSAI0
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: PASAI0
  • Regional breakdown of SAIs approved: OLACEFS0

Note 1: Applications that were not approved either (1) came from an applicant who was not an INOTSAI member or (2) came from an applicant who was an ASOSAI member and was therefore offered to be processed under the Saudi Fund for Improved SAI Performance or ASOSAI grant programs

Note 2: Saudi Fund for Improved SAI Performance and ASOSAI funds also provide funding specific to ASOSAI members for similar continuity of operations purposes

PFAC Grant Success Stories

Malta received a grant which enabled the SAI to meet certain ITC investment costs in its server and upgrade of its HR system. This investment provided flexibility for staff to work remotely during the pandemic and help ensure continuity of operations.

Rwanda used its grant to acquire eight computer tablets and facemasks for staff safety and protection. The SAI said that these items contributed significantly to the achievement of results such as the SAI’s ability to provide oversight for nearly 90 percent of government expenditures, nine (9) performance audits and five (5) IT audits in the 2020-2021 audit cycle.

North Macedonia procured new laptops with business class performance, thus enabling SAI staff to resume work remotely.