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Tier 2: Targeted Support for Challenged SAIs

The GCP tier 2 is to target a smaller group of the most challenged SAIs, which are most in need of scaled-up and strengthened support. A specific donor committee was established by the IDC with the specific task of overseeing the GCP 2nd tier approach and identifying a list of the most challenged SAIs globally to be targeted. The committee has members from the donor community, but takes advice from the INTOSAI regions and relevant INTOSAI bodies.

The tier 2 targets a group of 10-20 SAIs identified as especially challenged. The challenged SAIs in the target group were defined based on several factors, including but not limited to14:
•Country classified as a least developed country, other low income or lower middle income country on the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients
•Country designated as fragile according to the World Bank’s harmonized list of fragile situations
•Country scoring in the two lowest quartiles of the Transparency International corruption perception index, or with no score available (no CPI data available)
•Weak or medium overall performance, or with no performance data available (based on PEFA and OBI data)

SAIs that were identified as candidates for being on the target list of the most challenged SAIs globally were contacted by the committee and requested whether they are interested in being part of tier 2. Interested SAIs will be asked to fill in an application form, which will be the basis for potential providers of support to evaluate whether they are interested in supporting the SAI.

The support provided to the targeted SAIs in tier 2 is geared around the whole strategic management cycle (see diagram below), and ensures adherence to the principles of the IDC MoU. The tier 2 has high focus on delivery of support through long term partnerships between the targeted SAI, the donor and providers of support from the INTOSAI community. The approach seeks to utilize the resources from the different actors in the best possible way to increase the likeliness of success in efforts to strengthen the capacity of the most challenged SAIs in the world. Individual project groups will be established to develop and implement sound capacity development projects for targeted SAIs, consisting of the SAI itself and interested providers of support (e.g. donor organisations, INTOSAI regions and other INTOSAI bodies, peer SAIs).

Tier 2 Committee

The initial composition of the GCP Tier 2 Committee is as follows:
•Donors: Austria, EC, Irish Aid, Norway
•INTOSAI: SAI France, SAI South Africa

Membership of the Committee will be kept open should further suitable organisations express an interest to join

Tier 2 SAIs

Tier 2 – Guidance for Project Groups

Tier 2 Funding

Full Proposals – Guidance for Applicants

GCP Tier 2 Monitoring Reports