Best practices for capacity development in supreme audit institutions

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Best practices for capacity development in supreme audit institutions

  1. 1. Notes for Remarks Michael Eastman, FCMA International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management Miami, Florida May 22, 2008 Best Practices for Capacity Development in Supreme Audit Institutions
  2. 2. What is CCAF? <ul><li>Canadian non-profit research and educational foundation with a focus on the public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: to provide exemplary thought leadership and to build both knowledge and capacity for effective governance and meaningful accountability, management and audit </li></ul>
  3. 3. CCAF’s Audit Training Program <ul><li>2006: Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors asked CCAF to develop a high quality public sector audit training program </li></ul><ul><li>Top priority: Courses on Performance (Value-for-Money) Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Two courses developed; will develop one new course a year going forward </li></ul>
  4. 4. CCAF’s International Program <ul><li>International Legislative Audit Assistance Program for Improved Governance and Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Administered by CCAF since 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) </li></ul>
  5. 5. CCAF’s International Program <ul><li>Has trained 186 auditors from 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Many have achieved senior positions </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on gender equity </li></ul><ul><li>Partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the SAIs of participating countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada’s legislative auditors </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. CCAF’s International Program <ul><li>Four components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment and Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity Development and Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation and Follow-Up </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Lessons learned <ul><li>Establish training priorities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lessons learned <ul><li>Establish training priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit effectively </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lessons learned <ul><li>Establish training priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Provide practical training </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lessons learned <ul><li>Establish training priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Provide practical training </li></ul><ul><li>Engage other key institutions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lessons learned <ul><li>Establish training priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Provide practical training </li></ul><ul><li>Engage other key institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul>

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