Launching of the Pilot phase SPMR Programme

IDI and PASAI launched the Pilot phase of the Strategy, Performance Measurement, and Reporting (SPMR) Programme, in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

This workshop held from the 23rd to the 27th of April 2018 assisted SAIs in developing their strategic plans and related operational plan using the results of the evaluation of their offices based on the results of their SAI PMF assessments. The workshop covered the whole strategic planning process which is part of the INTOSAI global program on Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting (SPMR). The SPMR program not only focuses on the strategic planning cycle but on the strategic management cycle, including performance measurement and reporting.

The workshop was attended by 26 participants from 11 government audit offices (or SAIs) of Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia – National Office and the state audit offices of Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Guam, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Tuvalu. All but two of the audit institutions were also represented by their Auditors-General or Public Auditors.

The Pacific is one of the two INTOSAI regions being piloted this global program whose objective is to ensure audit institutions develop and maintain a strategic planning and management process that enables them to achieve strategic outcomes and deliver value and benefits to their citizens.

The participants will meet again in October 2018 to evaluate their draft strategic plans to ensure development outcomes are realistic and can be supported by their governments and development partners.

The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Freddy Yves Ndjemba, Manager Capacity Development, Ms. Dafina Dimitrova, Manager SAI PMF from the IDI, and Shofiqul Islam, Manager Capacity Development. They were supported by Ms. Sarah Markley, Sector Manager – Local Government, New Zealand Office of the Auditor-General and staff and consultant from the PASAI Secretariat.