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Gabon -Organizational and professional capacity development support to Gabon Court of Audit, 2012-2014

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Ongoing
Duration from: 2012-04-01
Duration to: 2017-09-30
Total budget (US Dollar): $522222
DAC Income classification: Upper Middle Income Countries

The proposal from SAI Gabon covered professional staff capacity development and infrastructure. It aimed at implementing SAI Gabon’s Strategic Plan, which was finalized in the first quarter of 2012 as part of an IDI programme.  The proposal entailed the development of audit manuals and training of staff in financial, compliance, performance, IT and other specialized audits. The proposal also included infrastructure investments, hereunder the development of a training centre, the acquisition of modes of transport and IT equipment.
A copy of the application is available to those interested in providing support. Please
Providers of Support:
The SAI Capacity Development Fund (SAI CDF) is funding parts of the proposal. A grant of $350,000 was approved and included 3 components:
Component 1: Modernization of the SAI organizational structure and operating manuals. The draft organizational law aiming at the modernization of the SAI structure was prepared and is being reviewed internally by the SAI’s Board for comments and approval.
The SAI staff capacity building plan is available. Agreement was made with the SAI to finance the new needs related to the better understanding of the Performance Based Budgeting approach and to apply the audit methodology to the latter. The implementation of this activity is planned for December 2015 after the completion of the first series of the VFM audits.
Modernization of the visibility of the SAI. The recruitment of the IT specialist to develop the SAI website and enrich its content is ongoing. The candidates’ evaluation report will be submitted to the Bank this week. This activity is planned to be completed on December 2015 and will have a great impact on the visibility of the SAI
Component 2: Scale up of the VFM audit methodology Performance audit of HIV is ongoing. The draft report was be finalized on June 25th, 2015.
Performance audit of Health Insurance System. Further to the completion of the scooping mission, the need to recruit additional expertise in the field of IT data management and actuary emerges. The recruitment of these experts is ongoing. The Bank’s no objection was given to the ToRs of the mission and the expression of interest was advertised. The candidates’ evaluation report will be sent to the Bank at latest on June 15th. The mission is planned to start on July 2015.
Component 3: Strengthening of relationships between the SAI and its external stakeholders such as parliamentarians and civil society organizations
Activities related to this component are planned for 2016 to ensure an adequate sequencing with component2 related activities which will nurture the dialogue and the relationship with the CSOs and others stakeholders

Infrastructure and other capital costs in the proposal: The proposal includes a training centre, IT network and vehicles, for which no potential providers of support have yet expressed interest. Key achievements as of 2016 under the Gabon Project are summarized below – detailed results framework and other project related particulars are available in the Implementation Status and Results Report (ISR) in Annex 1: Component 1: Modernization of the SAI organizational structure and operating manuals • Revised organic law proposing revised SAI mandate consistent with the new PFM legal framework and a commensurate SAI organization structure, has been drafted and submitted for review and endorsement. Policy dialogue is ongoing to reach a final consensus before the Parliament enacts the law. Technical guidelines and manual of procedures have also been developed to facilitate the timely implementation of the revised law. • Three staff have been trained in the use of the INTOSAI SAI Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) tool. A self-assessment, using the SAI PMF tool, is now planned. • Several technical training programs, envisaged in the SAI development action plan, were successfully delivered. Component 2: Scale up of the VFM audit methodology • The VFM audit of the health spending and impact on HIV and Malaria was completed and made public on April 11, 2016 in an official ceremony attended by the Ministry of Health and donors. • The VFM audit of the national insurance scheme is well advanced with actuarial work ongoing. • The VFM audit of the infrastructure sector is also well advanced awaiting inputs from an engineering expert. • Using its own resources, the SAI has begun implementing other VFM audits, such as management of waste in Libreville and tax expenditures, thus disseminating the VFM audit methodology amongst other staff in the SAI. Component 3: Strengthening of relationship between the SAI and external stakeholders • The newly developed SAI website ( ) was launched at the aforementioned official ceremony. • Other activities under this component will be implemented after the Parliamentarian elections in December 2016

SAIs connected to this project

  • Gabon
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
Alex Euv Moutsiangou, Master of the Court, Email: [email protected]
Source of funding
SAI Capacity Development Fund SAI CDF
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
The World Bank - Ousmane Kolie; [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
CREFIAF for the professional staff capacity component, competitive tendering for the infrastructure component
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Financial audit, Compliance Audit, Performance audit, IT Audit, Other Specialized Audits
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
IDI/CREFIAF Strategic Planning Programme 2011-2013
Any other information