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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On 16 March 2018, the outcomes of the evaluation related to GIZ’s Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Africa Programme were presented to the project stakeholders, partners and funders. The evaluation was conducted and presented by Nora Keck (Planning Expert GIZ), Iris Mueller (EU Expert GIZ), Ferdinand Pot (Independent Consultant) and Udo Lautenbacher (Independent Consultant).
The GFG programme is aimed at supporting development and piloting implementation of coherent approaches and standards of public finance systems by strengthening networking organisations in the field of Good Financial Governance. The GFG in Africa programme in particular supported Pan-African oriented networks such as African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institution (AFROSAI), African Organisation of Public Accounts Committees (AFROPAC) and fostered the co-operation with further continental bodies. Additionally, the programme supported the incorporation of African interests and needs (African Voice) into international discussions and decisions processes related to global public finance matters.
In evaluating the GFG in Africa programme, the review took place in Cameroon, the seat of the AFROSAI General Secretariat, and South Africa from 05 March until 16 March 2018. The review process included the analysis of documents, interviews with key stakeholders, partners, beneficiaries, civil society, the EU delegation to South Africa, German embassy and international development partners.
With regards to the evaluation along the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria the GFG in Africa programme was assessed as “successful”, based on the following assessment of the five OECD DAC evaluation criteria: