CDC Togo PAP-APP Phase 2 Peer Support Project
n 2021, the Court of Auditors of Togo adopted an ambitious strategic plan, covering the period 2021-2025. It underlines its mission to be “an effective supreme audit institution guaranteeing good economic and financial governance, accompanying the economic evolution of Togo”. In this context, the Court signed a new cooperation agreement with IDI and CREFIAF whose objective is to enable the Court to successfully implement the selected strategic priorities for the period 2022-2024.
The cornerstone of this collaboration is the mobilization of peers to prioritize mutual learning. For example, a team of peers from the Court of Auditors of France, Gabon and Morocco is working with IDI and CREFIAF to assist the Court’s bodies in carrying out the following reforms:
- Strengthening strategic management. In order to align itself with modern management practices, the Court of Auditors is structuring its annual planning cycle on an operational plan and monitoring routines including the production of quarterly monitoring reports. It will also prepare and publish an annual results-based performance report, indicating the extent to which its strategic and operational objectives have been achieved.
- Optimization and coordination of external support. This partnership between the Court, IDI and CREFIAF aims to act as a catalyst to attract and manage additional technical and financial partners.
- Conducting a compliance audit in the area of gender, diversity and inclusion. In its strategic plan, the Court has set out a strategic objective for the development of human resources integrating gender and staff well-being. It is also committed to implementing controls that integrate sustainable development and gender. Therefore, one of the planned actions is the realization and publication of an audit on gender, inclusion and/or A team of peers will assist the Court on the conduct of the audit cycle (planning, data collection and reporting) and on the alignment with International Auditing Standards. The Court also committed to developing and implementing its first Gender, Social Action and Welfare Action Plan.
The Court of Auditors is a key player in strengthening the public financial management system in Togo. With the expectation of fully exercising its jurisdictional, supervisory and advisory powers, it must ensure the sound management of public funds, budgetary transparency and the improvement of public policies.
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