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Public Financial Management Reform Project Afghanistan

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2007-05-29
Duration to: 2011-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $3300000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

The project supported external audit through two subcomponents:
– Subcomponent 1.4 Support for External Audit:

1.4.1 Advisory Services: The project would finance the services of a senior audit advisor for policy guidance which had been ongoing since 2006 and strengthening of the CAO which would allow the direct operations advisor firm to concentrate on delivering audit services.

1.4.2 External Audit – Development of Physical Infrastructure. The project would finance improved physical infrastructure including the Information Technology Center, office furnishings and on-line access to AFMIS.

1.4.3 External Audit – Parliamentary Oversight. The project would support operationalizing the decision to establish the Parliamentary Oversight Committee function, and reinforce and reinvigorate the accountability of the Executive in the management of public finances to the legislature through a timely, comprehensive, and methodical review of audit reports and audited accounts of the government.
– Subcomponent 4.3 Direct Operations Support to External Audit. This sub-component would first finance the consultant services to conduct with the CAO the external audit of donor projects. An important objective is achieving compliance with the International Standards of Auditing (ISAs).

SAIs connected to this project

  • Afghanistan
How the project was initiated
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Control and Audit Office of Afghanistan ; Fax: ++93 0 20 210 1757; e-mail: [email protected].
Source of funding
World Bank
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Paul Edwin Sisk; [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
Ministry of Finance
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance and Chief Economic Advisor to the President
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Administrative Services
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information
The indicated budget amount is approximate, based on initial project documentation. It may have changed afterwards.