Supporting Capacity Development in Government Audit
Donors have always understood the importance of effective government audit to strengthen public expenditure. In the past decade, the increasing use of budget support and partner country systems for delivering aid have united countries and their development partners behind a common need: more effective government audit. However, support provided to Government audit bodies (National Audit Offices, Auditor Generals Offices, Cour des Comptes/Court of Accounts) has been piecemeal, focused on donor priorities rather than on comprehensive capacity development. A new cooperation between 16 international development agencies and INTOSAI, the global umbrella organization for the external government audit community, is putting capacity development at the heart of support to government audit.