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Office of the Auditor General Zambia- Forensic Audit and Investigations Unit: Capacity Development Support to the Forensic Audit Unit in the Office of the Auditor General- Zambia (OAG)

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Ongoing
Duration from: 2015-10-28
Duration to: 2017-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $625000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

Description of the Project Purpose: To enhance capacity of SAI – Zambia in implementation of forensic audits and investigations through provision of forensic audit tools and training. Expected Outcomes: 1. Improved forensic audits and investigations methodology: the unit will use the improved methodology to fully and conclusively investigate cases where law enforcement agencies need evidence that can assist them prosecute fraud and corruption cases in the Courts of Law. 2. Improved capacity to conduct forensic audits and investigations: The SAI will train its auditors and provide tools that will help the unit in carrying out audits in order to assist government in deterrence and prevention of occupational fraud and abuse of public office. Outputs: a. Component 1: Audit Methodology- Forensic Audit Manual revised and finalised b. Component 2: Audit Tools- procurement of the following tools: ENCASE; FTK Imager; ACL; Construction Project Audit Tools; Laptops; Cameras, portable scanners, printers, external hard drives. c. Component 3: SAI Staff Development- ten Officers trained in INTOSAI Standards, forensic audit tools; 30 Certified Fraud Examinations by CFE; Participate in INTOSAI, ACFE and other international professional bodies technical updates; participate in working groups on fight against corruption and money laundering being spearheaded by INTOSAI and AFROSAI-E d. Component 4: Logistical Support – procurement of two Motor vehicles. e. Component 5: Application of Forensic Audits in key areas such as IFMIS environment, procurement of goods and services, and infrastructural development among others undertaken each year.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Zambia
How the project was initiated
Global Call 2013
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Mrs Sally Ross, Assistant Director Quality Control, Research and Development Planning and Information Department, [email protected], +260 211 250226, +260 955/966 767 625, +260 979 169 336
Source of funding
Government of Ireland
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Fiona Quinn, Head of Development, [email protected], +260 211 290650 and Makani Mzyece, Advisor, [email protected], +260 211 290650
Implementing agency(s)
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Financial audit, IT Audit, Other Specialized Audits
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information