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OAG Somalia Peer-support project 2018-2020

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2018-01-01
Duration to: 2020-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $600000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

IDI and AFROSAI-E jointly support SAI Somalia to implement their strategic plan for 2018-2020, especially in the areas of auditing, internal governance and new legal framework. A joint agreement was signed in November 2017. SAI Botswana, Uganda and Ethiopia provide in-kind resource persons.
For 2015-2017 IDI supported SAI Somalia to enhance its performance by developing a strategic plan based on a thorough needs assessment. SAI Somalia completed their needs assessment and strategic plan, and shared this widely both internally and externally the second half of 2017. The SAI has also with IDI support developed an operational plan, a plan for financial and technical support to implement the strategic plan and established a good dialogue with financial donors.
For 2018-2020 IDI and AFROSAI-E are supporting SAI Somalia to implement the six strategic goals:
1. Timely, relevant and high-quality audit reports in line with international standards
2. Strengthening internal governance for efficient and effective audit services
3. Strengthen external communication and stakeholder relations to ensure audit recommendations are implemented and reports have an impact on governance and accountability
4. Well qualified and professional staff and management
5. Sufficient infrastructure and ICT capacity for efficient operations
6. Amend the old legal framework OAGS currently operates under
The support focus on goal 1, 2 and 6. Support is provided as a combination of technical peer-support and logistical support to key events and trainings. This is organized through two peer-teams (audit and internal governance and independence) with representatives of IDI, AFROSAI-E and regional SAIs.
To ensure robust and relevant support for all the six strategic goals of OAGS, multiple mechanisms of support are needed, including support for recruitment of new staff, engagement of long-term advisors, peer-support mechanisms and direct financial support for procurements related to ICT and infrastructure.
The World Bank and other donors are also partners of SAI Somalia. 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.
For 2018-2020 funding is provided by the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi and IDI basket funds. In-kind support is provided by the SAIs of Uganda, Botswana and Ethiopia.

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 Mohamed Abukar, [email protected]
Source of funding
Government of Norway, IDI basket funds
Other Source of funding
MFA Norway - embassy in Kenya. IDI basket funds.
Contact person: Provider of support
Jostein F. Tellnes, [email protected], +47 47327251
Implementing agency(s)
INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) and AFROSAI-E
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Executive Office Mr. Wynand Wentzel, [email protected]
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Peer to Peer support
Support categories covered
Institutional capacity – SAI Independence, Organisational capacity, Financial audit, Compliance Audit, IT Audit, External Stakeholder Relations
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
OAG Somalia Peer-support intermediate project 2017
Any other information
See report and results here: Somalia – Peer-support projects 2015-2020 (