International Journal of Government Auditing – April 2010
In response to OLACEFS’ request that IDI equip a new group of training specialists, preparations were made in 2009 to initiate this region’s third round of the modified Train-the-Trainer Program during 2010. The program, which now includes a capacity-building module, will be delivered through e-learning and classroom courses. A team of IDI staff and regional training specialists met in Costa Rica in March 2010 for 3 weeks to redesign and adapt the Course Design and Development Workshop and the Capacity Building Module to an e-learning platform. This platform will be used to deliver the 21-week online portion of the program from July through December 2010. In 2011, the participants will meet for the face-to-face Instructional Techniques Workshop before graduating as IDI Training Specialists.
Approximately 90 participants from 31 participating SAIs completed an 8-week e-learning course on the audit of public debt management and developed audit plans through online collaboration. They were divided into three groups for audit planning meetings in March 2010 where they received feedback from peers and subject matter experts on their draft audit plans and planned for upcoming pilot audits. A French-speaking group met in Senegal, one English-speaking group met in Kenya, and a second English-speaking group met in Indonesia. After these meetings, the teams initiated the audit execution part of the program, which will last from April 2010 to February 2011. They will also write a proposal to adapt the INTOSAI guidance on public debt management audit for their SAIs. This program is being delivered in cooperation with the Debt Management Program of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and the INTOSAI Working Group on Public Debt.
In 2009, IDI launched an ARABOSAI strategic planning program designed to enhance SAIs’ strategic planning capacities and enable SAIs to develop and manage strategic plan implementation. Strategic planning teams from each of the seven participating SAIs convened in Lebanon in March 2010 for the Strategic Planning Workshop. During the workshop, participants were exposed to strategic planning concepts and trained on ways to implement a broad consultative strategic planning process. The teams will later follow the same process to develop draft strategic plans for their respective SAIs. The program will also include a module on operational planning and developing operational plans to implement strategic plans
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