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Public Sector Management Program Support Project – Zambia

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2006-01-05
Duration to: 2012-06-30
Total budget (US Dollar): $7590000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

The objective of this subcomponent was to enhance the external auditing function for improved accountability and transparency in the use of public resources. Identified challenges related to the restructuring of the Office of Auditor General (OAG0, retention of staff and implementation of audit standards currently being funded under a separate agreement with the Norwegian and Netherlands Governments.

The main activities financed under this subcomponent enhanced the institutional capacity of the OAG to decentralize to districts and provinces.  This work was started under the first phase but was discontinued when funds earmarked for this activity were reallocated to the public service retrenchment payments. Other activities included Enhancement of the independence of the Office of the Auditor General; Development of human and institutional capacity; and Decentralization of the operations of the OAG.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Zambia
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
Mr. Davison K. Mendamenda, Deputy Auditor General: [email protected]
Source of funding
World Bank
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Deryck R. Brown; E-mail: [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
Office of Auditor General of Zambia
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Mr. Davison K. Mendamenda, Deputy Auditor General: [email protected]
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information
The total project is $ 30 Million and the audit related activity is $ 7.59 Million.   Other Donors were - Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD); Netherlands Ministry of Development Corporation