2012-2017 International Legislative Oversight Program (ILOP)
The Ghana Audit Service, the country’s supreme audit institution (SAI), has been conducting performance audits since 2002 and made significant progress during our previous five-year program (2007-2012). As of the beginning of the ILOP, the SAI was conducting a few performance audits each year (four in 2012), and the audit reports were being tabled in parliament and reviewed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The graduate Fellows at the office were becoming leaders in performance auditing and environmental auditing, and several of them were being recognized as champions by AFROSAI-E (African Organisation of English-speaking SAIs), who engages them to co-facilitate regional performance audit workshops.
The ILOP aimed to help the SAI to further improve the quality of its performance audits and to increase the impact of its audit reports. In addition to performance audit methodology, areas of support included leadership skills, strategic and operational planning, audit topic selection and multi-year audit planning, performance measurement and reporting, and stakeholder relations. The ILOP also continued capacity building for the PAC, in the context of the December 2016 election.
View the ILOP summary report for Ghana (March 2018) for more information on the program’s activities and results in the country.