Don't have a user yet? Register here.
Forgot your password?

Strengthening the Professional Capacity of the Royal Audit Authority for Better Governance

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Completed
Duration from: 2018-04-01
Duration to: 2018-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $210527
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

Project objective
The overall objective aims at further enhancing the professional and institutional capacity of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA), thereby contributing towards enhancing auditing, reporting and institutional credibility.
This objective is aligned to the RAA 2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan, the National Key Result Area 12 and 16 (Corruption reduced and Justice Services and Institutions Strengthened) of the forthcoming 12th Five-Year national development plan (2018 – 2023) and the UN SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)
Expected results
With two outputs of
(i) increased auditing knowledge on thematic areas and
(ii) increased capacity in emerging audit issues
the project will adopt both ex-country and in-country trainings as the main instrument in the delivery of the above concrete outputs.
This reflects the continued efforts of the RAA to effectively audit and report on the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the use of public resources. It has accorded high priority to capacity building in the 11th Five Year Plan 2013-2018 and its Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Notwithstanding the enhanced individual competencies and institutional development, additional capacity gaps have been identified in the recommendations from the Supreme Audit Institution-Performance Measurement Framework Report, PEFA report 2016, the RAA’s strategic plan 2015-2020, 11th Five Year Plan of Bhutan, Guidelines for preparation of 12th Five Year Plan and the ADC’s Bhutan Country Strategy 2015-2018.
Target group/Beneficiaries/Partners/Location
The project shall support 14 (7 female, 7 male) auditors trained as trainers, and 247 (40 female, 207 male) auditors as training recipients and trainers/training facilitators with the larger impact on 1,306 agencies under the RAA’s jurisdictions.
The RAA as the Supreme Audit Institution of Bhutan is responsible for the effective delivery of their constitutional mandate to audit and report on the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the use of public resources and to contribute towards good governance.
In recognition of the important mandate as a sound platform for good governance, the Austrian Development Cooperation has supported the capacity development of the RAA since 2012. The RAA is member of International Organization of Supreme Audit Institution (INTOSAI), equally supported by ADC.
The previous phase successfully led to the adoption of 22 audit manuals; 2 policies; development of 10 course materials; 16 trained trainers on general training facilitation; 10 trained trainers on auditing from gender perspective; course material on gender; 3 pilot audit reports rated higher as compared to other reports while assessing the RAA on the Supreme Audit Institutions Performance Measurement Framework and equipping the RAA’s Professional Development Centre.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Bhutan
How the project was initiated
Request by SAI
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Royal Audit Authority, Mr. Chandra Bahadur Gurung, Ms. Yangchen Karma
Source of funding
Government of Austria
Other Source of funding
Euro 170.000 from ADA
Contact person: Provider of support
Gertrude Leibrecht ([email protected])
Implementing agency(s)
Royal Audit Authority
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Mr. Chandra Bahadur Gurung, Ms. Yangchen Karma
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
In-Kind support
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, Performance audit, Other Specialized Audits
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information