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ARABOSAI -Building functional, organizational and capacity building 2012-2014

Beneficiary level: Regional
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2012-04-01
Duration to: 2014-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $965000

The proposal is anchored in the ARABOSAI strategic plan and encompasses three key components, which collectively will strengthen the cooperation in the region and the regional capacity development efforts targeting member SAIs. The three components of the proposal are:
(1) a train the trainer programme for ARABOSAI members to enhance the pool of capacity development resources in the region,
(2) the employment of a regional institutional strengthening manager to strengthen the regional ability to conduct capacity development programmes and
( 3) strengthening of the performance of the ARABOSAI General Secretariat through the development and implementation of an integrated management information system.
A copy of the application is available to those interested in providing support. Please
Providers of Support:
USAID, INTOSAI Development Inititative (IDI), SAI Kuwait and World Bank.
The IDI provides support in the form of capacity development programmes. The IDI will be the implementing partner for Train of Trainer-component. ARABOSAI will receive and manage the USAID grant.
Expected outcomes:
1. %. of participating SAIs that report enhancement in the quality of their trainings.
Lessons learnt:
The selection of participants prior to the workshop proved to be an effective way of having candidates with the right potential. In selecting participants a buffer could be provided for last minute dropouts. Use of drop box for the instructor team to work together and share documents and information with participants was effective.
Communication with ARABOSAI Institutional strengthening committee: IDI programme manager for ARABOSAI will attend annual meetings of ARABOSAI Institutional strengthening committee in order to update the committee on progress made in programme implementation.
Communication with USAID/ARABOSAI secretariat: IDI programme manager for ARABOSAI and Knowledge Manager to communicate with USAID.
The Institutional Strengthening Committee of ARABOSAI was updated on programme progress in December 2014 USAID was updated on programme progress at several phone conferences. The ARABOSAI Secretariat has been updated through several meetings.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen
How the project was initiated
Global Call 2011
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Mr. Abdessalem Chaâbane, Chief Officer of ARABOSAI General Secretariat, [email protected], [email protected], Tel : +216 71 831 375
Source of funding
USAID and INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI)
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Abdel Hakim, [email protected], USAID - Clinton White; [email protected], Jim Harmon, [email protected], Mike Reilly, [email protected] and Tyler Holt, [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
See above.
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Other Specialized Audits, Administrative Services
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information