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Exploring the “Unknown Unknowns” – Public finance experts deliberate on Good Financial Governance in Africa

07/28/2017

Exploring the “Unknown Unknowns” – Public finance experts deliberate on Good Financial Governance in Africa

Access to public services such as education, healthcare and sanitation are essential for the overall wellbeing of people. Public services provide the most common interface between people and the state, and their functioning shapes people’s sense of trust in and expectations of government. In order for governments to provide such services, public funds need to be managed well. Yet many African countries face great challenges when it comes to the good governance of public finances. >>


Learning and working together to improve budget management in agriculture, health and education: The PFM in Key Sectors training programme

07/18/2017

Learning and working together to improve budget management in agriculture, health and education: The PFM in Key Sectors training programme

Good financial management in sector ministries is essential for the delivery of services and to ensure ‘value for money’ in public expenses, especially in sectors that are key to a country’s development such as agriculture, education and health. Against this background, GIZ’s Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Africa programme, together with the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI), has developed a training programme designed for professionals working in the management of public finance for agriculture, education and health. >>


07/18/2017

IFAC and CIPFA launch accountability index

The International Federation of Accountants has joined with CIPFA to launch an accountability index to encourage public financial management reform around the world. >>


06/27/2017

Sustainable Development Goals in Sudan: Oversight bodies crucial for success

The National Audit Chamber of Sudan hosted a conference on “The role of oversight bodies in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” on 22 May 2017 in Khartoum. The objective was to create awareness of government on the essential role that oversight bodies will play in monitoring and controlling the progress of achieving the SDGs by 2030. The meeting allowed Sudanese parliamentarians, state auditors and government officials to exchange experiences on SDG implementation with high-ranking experts from Cameroon, Germany, the Netherlands and UNDP. This unique approach was hailed by the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) as “the first of its kind”. >>


06/12/2017

An international conference: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows: An African approach to a global phenomenon

At least 50 billion US Dollars annually; this is the astonishing amount of money estimated to leave Africa as Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) according to the Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa IFFs pose a huge challenge for economic and social development as well as political security through tax evasion, money laundering, or corruption on the African continent. In an effort to contribute to the fight against IFFs, the International Conference on Illicit Financial Flows will took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from May 24 – 26, 2017. >>


06/09/2017

Budget practices and procedures in Africa 2015

Understanding fiscal management practices in Africa >>


06/06/2017

Upcoming 2017 Winter School “Good Financial Governance"

Announcement for the GIZ GFG Winter School 2017 in Berlin >>


Auditing for Sustainable Development: Central African countries join forces to conduct Congo Basin Forest Audit

03/13/2017

Auditing for Sustainable Development: Central African countries join forces to conduct Congo Basin Forest Audit

It was a special week for Cameroon. The nation was overcome with joy, as the “indomitable Lions” – the national football team - snatched a historic fifth Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon. On their way back home, the football players would have flown over a vast green surface, the forest of the Congo Basin. On the flight from Libreville to Yaoundé you don’t see boundaries. All you see is the dense jungle, from time to time crisscrossed by muddy rivers belonging to a vast hydrographic system shared by the countries of the region. >>


02/27/2017

Sustainable Development Goals: how auditors make a difference in the lives of citizens. A South African best practice is emulated in Sierra Leone.

It all started here: Potchefstroom. The middle-sized town located in the arid North-West Province 120 kilometres from Johannesburg is known for its University and as a major training centre for cyclists in South Africa. Soon, it may well also be known for the quality of its Environment. >>


AFROPAC adopts its tailor-made Action Plan 2017/18 in Togo

01/23/2017

AFROPAC adopts its tailor-made Action Plan 2017/18 in Togo

The Executive Committee of the African Organisation of Public Accounts Committees (AFROPAC) agreed upon its future services and deliverables in the week of 16 January 2017 in Lomé, Togo. >>


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