UK donates 14 MD to increase capacity of Administrative and Financial Control Authority | Tunisia News Gazette

UK donates 14 MD to increase capacity of Administrative and Financial Control Authority

The British government will provide Tunisia funding in the form of a donation worth 4.5 million pounds sterling (about 14.14 million dinars -MD), to implement the co-operation programme between the High Authority for Administrative and Financial Control and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), announced British Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, Alistair Burt, pointing out that this programme is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the authority.

Speaking on Thursday on the sidelines of the signing of the memorandum of understanding setting the programme’s axes, Burt added that “the Tunisian authorities are called upon to identify measures to deal with corruption in order to facilitate their attraction of new investments”.

He reiterated British support for such measures, recalling that his country had granted Tunisia, in the course of 2017, financing worth 10 million pounds sterling (approximately 31.43 MD) ), within the framework of the agreements established to lay the foundations of good governance.

This memorandum of understanding was signed by President of the Higher Authority for Administrative and Financial Control, Kamel Ayadi, OECD Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development and the British Minister of State.

The three-year co-operation programme aims at strengthening the capacity of the authority, in particular with regard to monitoring the control reports carried out by the general control structures, the Court of Auditors and the ministerial inspections.

The programme also aims to promote the quality of general control, in compliance with international standards, and the introduction of new methodologies, in particular performance monitoring, risk control, monitoring of the actual value of goods and services … through capacity building for supervisors, by means of improvement of the quality of basic training, the use of continuing training programmes and the study of experiences of other countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding, the fruit of 9-month efforts by the British Embassy in Tunisia, the Authority and the OECD, comes to support the Tunisian government’s war on corruption, said Ayadi.

Source: TAP News Agency

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