The Good Financial Governance in Africa programme promotes transparency and accountability in public financial management and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). Its objective is to foster Good Financial Governance in Africa, more specifically to equip decision-makers in African public finance to use region-specific services, products and further education to improve financial governance.
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By Otsile Malebaco. On 21st May 2019, the Ghana Audit Service (GAS) launched the CITIZENEYE app, the first mobile application in Africa that allows citizens to report public service delivery issues to the Auditor General. The auspicious occasion was attended by various government and non-governmental representatives, interested to know more about the app. The CITIZENSEYE
By Julia Bastian. There’re people who are unaware and understand the role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in promoting good governance. People ask what are Supreme Audit Institutions? How are they combatting corruption? What do Auditors actually do? These are some of the questions asked to the representatives of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), one of
By Tassilo von Droste & Camilla Fredriksen. It’s often difficult to get the environment on the top of a government’s agenda. There are more immediate crises: The environment is considered a long-term challenge, often neglected by politicians who work in short-term political cycles. Yet, the costs of not preventing pollution and environmental degradation are tremendous.
By Julia Bastian. Auditors as change actors. In an intense meeting which went well into extra-time, the 54th Governing Board of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) heatedly discussed SAI independence and their role in addressing corruption. The 11 Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) comprising the operative arm of AFROSAI moved forward on important
By Otsile Malebaco. The African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) and African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) hosted a joint side event on Illicit Financial Flows and Corruption in Mauritania, supported by the GIZ’s Good Financial Governance in Africa Programme. The joint side event was parallel to the African Union 31st summit, under