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OAG Somalia Peer Support Project 2021-2022 – IDI and AFROSAI-E

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2021-01-01
Duration to: 2022-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $450000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

IDI in partnership with AFROSAI-E supports the Office of the Auditor General of Somalia to implement key strategic priorities. This includes support to ongoing audits, a new legal framework, stronger internal governance, HR-management, professional development, stakeholder engagement and communication and general coordination with partners. Funding is provided by the Norwegian government.

The Office of the Auditor General of the Federal Republic of Somalia (OAGS) has a crucial role in promoting and ensuring good governance in Somalia. Over the last years OAGS has demonstrated a strong ability to deliver audit results and develop the organization.

The OAGS, IDI and AFROSAI-E had a joint project for the years 2018 – 2020. There was a good dynamic in the partnership and significant results (see the evaluation report here and an article in the INTOSAI Journal here).

The current cooperation is for 2021-2022. The overall objective of project is to “Enable OAGS to successfully implement the strategic priorities in the period 2021-22.” The 2021-22 OAGS Strategic Plan has the following six goals:

  • Timely, relevant and high-quality audit reports in line with international standards
  • Strengthening Internal Governance for Efficient and Effective Audit Services
  • Strengthen external communication and stakeholder relations to ensure audit recommendations are implemented and reports have an impact on governance and accountability
  • Well qualified and professional staff and management
  • Sufficient infrastructure and ICT capacity for efficient operations
  • Amend the old legal framework OAGS currently operates under

The peer support project will provide support to selected objectives and areas within each goal, contributing to OAGS achieving the goals. Please see the Cooperation agreement for the expected results and roles of the partners.

To ensure robust and relevant support for all the six strategic goals of OAGS, multiple mechanisms of support are needed in addition to the peer support project

The World Bank and other donors are also partners of OAGS. IDI seeks to have an advisory role for the totality of external support and be the responsible provider of peer-support in cooperation with AFROSAI-E.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Somalia
How the project was initiated
Request by SAI
Gender Relevance
Significant (marked 1)
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Significant objective
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Director of Planning Mr. Mukhtar Abubakar, OAG Somalia
Source of funding
Government of Norway, IDI basket funds
Other Source of funding
SAI Latvia has also provided funding.
Contact person: Provider of support
Manager Bilateral Support, Mr Jostein F. Tellnes, IDI
Implementing agency(s)
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Wynand Wentzel, Executive Officer, AFROSAI-E
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Peer to Peer support
Support categories covered
Institutional capacity – SAI Independence, Institutional gender capacity, Organisational capacity, Financial audit, Compliance Audit, IT Audit, Administrative Services, External Stakeholder Relations, Other form of support
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
OAG Somalia Peer-support project 2018-2020
Any other information
The funding agreement with the Norwegian embassy was renewed in 2021 and a new was signed for the period 2022-2024. See other projects related. To read the funding contract click here.