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Strengthening Auditor General’s Office – Bangladesh

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2011-05-27
Duration to: 2016-06-30
Total budget (US Dollar): $16600000
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

The objectives of the project are : strengthening the institutional arrangements of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh (CAG); enhancing the quality and expanding the scope of external audit; and enhancing the institutional capacity of the Financial Management Academy (FIMA).
The program consists of three discreet projects corresponding to the implementation of core reform activities in budget preparation and execution, internal and external audit and legislative oversight. It is a five-year program financed through a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank.
The World Bank had approached SAI-India for conducting Peer Review of SAI of Bangladesh and setting up twinning arrangements.
The EC’s contribution to the MDTF is USD 20,888,456.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Bangladesh
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
Masud Ahmed, Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh; Phone:+880 2 934 0767; Fax: +880 2 831 2690
Source of funding
Multi Donor project: World Bank, European Comission and Government of Canada
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Suraiya Zannath
Implementing agency(s)
BDO LLP, UK NAO, CIPFA, HB Consultants
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Masud Ahmed, Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh; Phone:+880 2 934 0767; Fax: +880 2 831 2690
Type of support
Part of broader PFM reform programme
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Financial audit, Compliance Audit, Performance audit, IT Audit, Other Specialized Audits, 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
Other Donors include: Department for Internatinal Development (DfID); European Commission (EC); Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA); Canadian Internatinal Development Agency (CIDA)