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Strategic Support to Civil Service Reform (SSCSR) – Ethiopia

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2008-04-01
Duration to: 2013-03-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $516000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

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

  • Ethiopia
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
Name: Demelash Debele, Organization: Office of the Federal Auditor General, Position: Director, e-mail address: [email protected]
Source of funding
UK Department for International Development
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Name: Ahmed Mohammed, organization: DFID Ethiopia, position: Governance Adviser, phone: 251911469158 and e-mail address: [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
Office of the Federal Auditor General (OFAG) of Ethiopia, UK National Audit Office
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Name: Demelash Debele, Organization: Office of the Federal Auditor General of Ethiopia, Position: Director, e-mail address: [email protected]; UK National Audit Office: David Goldsworthy, [email protected], +44 (0)20 7798 7514
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Financial audit, Compliance Audit, Performance audit, Administrative Services, External Stakeholder Relations
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information