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Panama -Strengthening of the development of new specialized areas of ex-post facto supervision – SAI of Panama

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Partly supported
Duration from: 2012-04-01
Duration to: 2014-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $315265
DAC Income classification: Upper Middle Income Countries

This proposal is based on the 2011-2014 strategic plan and is a wide-ranging request for assistance so that the SAI of Panama (CGP) can re-orient its audits in line with international best practices and international standards. Covers strengthening financial audit and introducing new specialized audit methods (i.e., performance, IT and environmental audit focussing on forestry and water). The proposal includes requests for support in the development of audit manuals, training of staff and supervision of pilot audits. If possible, SAI Panama would like to take part in the future IDI Programme on implementation of the ISSAIs.
Total budget for the initiative is 480 368 USD, but SAI Panama will cover parts of the costs.
A copy of the application is available to those interested in providing support. Please
Providers of Support:
This proposal is being partly supported.
The World Bank has not provided any new funding, but have a new loan-financed project with a large SAI component.  The client’s proposal with respect to ISSAI implementation is being incorporated into the project activities.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Panama
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
Mgtra.Yanys Chavez, Director of International Affairs of the Comptroller General, Office of the Republic of Panama, Phone (507) 510-4346, e-mail: [email protected].
Source of funding
Incorporated into the World Bank loan-finance project "Enhanced Public Sector Efficiency Technical Assistance Loan"
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
The World Bank - Antonio Blasco; [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
To be selected through procurement under local laws. SAI preferred for the environmental audit component.
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?
Any other information