Audit Review Meeting of IDI-PASAI 3i Cooperative Audit on Audit of Procurement

The IDI-PASAI 3i Cooperative Audit Programme on Audit of Procurement has reached it third and final stage. The participating SAI teams have completed the audit and came for audit review meeting in Samoa from 15 to 20 December 2016 to discuss their draft audit reports.

Twenty-two auditors from 10 SAIs:Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, State of Pohnpei FSM, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu participated in the review meeting to finalize their draft report.

In the meeting the teams made presentations on their draft reports, reports were peer reviewed by other SAI member team members. Also SAI teams revised their reports following the guidance provided and discussion with the subject matter expert, resource persons, IDI and PASAI staff. The resource team discussed and guided the teams to make sure the teams prepare reports in compliance with the compliance audit ISSAIs. Based on the review comments and discussion of the meeting the SAI teams will finalize their reports and submit it to the Head of SAI for approval by the end of 31 January 2017.

The next step is to issue and publish the audit reports by the SAIs as agreed in the statement of commitment signed. In 2017 there will be an independent quality assurance of the audit done by the teams.