PASAI Improving the management of public sector resources through implementation of phase one (2014-2019) of the ‘PASAI Strategic Plan 2014-24’, to enhance the mandate and capacity of Pacific Supreme Audit Institutions
Building on the successful PASAI regional program 2009-13, this concept note is for implementation of the first five years of the new PASAI Strategic Plan, which builds on recommendations from two recent, external, development partner led evaluations.
It can be considered an umbrella project, including both regional initiatives led by PASAI (USD 5.7 million) as well as country-led initiatives (USD 18.4 million). It is designed to strengthen transparency and accountability in 16 developing countries in the Pacific, as well as five French and American territories.
Specifically, it delivers PASAI’s five agreed strategic priorities: 1. Independence of SAIs in the Pacific 2. Advocacy efforts at a regional and country level to enhance the way SAI reports are used to strengthen governance and accountability 3. Country-level delivery of ISSAI based financial audits, especially focused in the most vulnerable countries in the region, with related capacity building activities 4. Development of SAI-level strategic plans, monitored through periodic SAI PMF assessments 5. An appropriately resourced PASAI secretariat Some funding for 2014-16 is already committed from the ADB and New Zealand, and dialogue is ongoing with Australia and New Zealand for core support to the project, though further funding will be required.
The concept note includes options for how to implement the PASAI Strategic Plan in the event that total available resources are less than the full cost estimate.
A copy of the application is available to those interested in providing support. Please contactINTOSAI.Donor.Secretariat@idi.no
Providers of Support:
ADB, DFAT, MFAT, IDI
DFAT/IDI – SAI PMF initiative to design and implement a ‘lite’ version
IDI – Cooperative procurement audit
ADB – support of Sub-Regional Audit Support Program Round 5
World Bank – trial coordinated audits for Pacific Aviation Investment project conducted in Tonga (May 2015) with discussions to be held for phase 2 and 3 with Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. The whole strategy as it is ongoing. But specifically , WBG on the coordinated audit on the World Bank Pacific Aviation Investment Project (PAIP) which requires the audit of financial statements of project offices in Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa (recently) and Vanuatu (recently). The trial audit was a success and discussions are yet to be held for further workshops to be held in Sept/Oct 2015 and May 2016. EU through PIFS on funding under the 11th EDF, specific projects have yet to be identified.
The Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NB AusAID was amalgamated into DFAT on 1 November 2013), committed to supporting the regional component of PASAI’s proposal (The PASAI Strategic Plan). Funding of approximately Aus$1.2m per annum will be provided for the next 3 years.
Strategic Priorities (SP) 1 – 4
ADB – SAS Programme Round 5 [SP3]
IDI – Cooperative procurement audit [SP3]
World Bank Group – coordinated audit for PAIP [SP3]
DFAT – with IDI: SAI PMF Initiative (recent) [SP4]
UNDP – Twinning/attachment between Fiji and Kiribati SAIs [SP4]