Strategic Support to Civil Service Reform (SSCSR) – Ethiopia
The GoE has its own PFM reform programme evolved over time starting from late 1990s and early 2000s. Audit reform is part of this PFM reform. The funding sources were different including Gov own treasury, Gov-joint donor funded PSCAP and other bilateral support during early years of the programme. Currently, the multi-donor programmes-PBS II and DIP as well as DFID bilateral project-SSCSR are supporting OFAG reform.
Part of the broader Civil Service Reform Project, this element aims to address the development of agencies involved in managing or overseeing public finances.
Work has already been completed on preparation of an HR Strategy and IT Strategy. Current work focuses on:roll out of the new HR strategy – piloting new civil service wide initiatives, such as the revised staff appraisal system, professionalizing OFAG’s HR Unit, and improving the management of the internal training function; strengthening audit practices – training OFAG staff in performance audit; supervised pilot performance audits; enhancing financial audit reporting to Parliament; development of quality assurance and training; andIncreased impacts – developing a more focused partnership programme with the Ethiopian Parliament particularly the Public Accounts Committee.
SAIs connected to this project