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ADA contributes to implement IDI’s new Strategic Plan - a successful decennial cooperation continues

15 February 2019

ADA and IDI have signed a new 5-year contract in support of IDI’s wider work and structures.

The 10 years of successful cooperation between IDI and ADA, built on trust, good cooperation and results, will now continue on a strengthened footing. ADA and IDI have signed a new 5-year contract in support of IDI’s wider work and structures. ADA’s funding will directly contribute to implementing IDI’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023). This support will help to further enhance the performance and capacities of Supreme Audit Institutions in developing countries. 

Einar Gørrissen, Director General of IDI, is pleased about ADA’s funding: “We are delighted to see this long-term partnership thrive and develop. This is for the benefit of SAIs and ultimately for all citizens of developing countries.”

ADA’s support for SAIs in cooperation with IDI started in 2010 with a first contribution to the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation Secretariat (IDS), which was hosted at the time by IDI. Recognising the importance of SAIs for Good Governance has also prompted ADA to fund IDI’s work with the PAP-APP programme, which focuses on capacity development for some of the most challenged SAIs in Africa. This additional support started in 2018 and is still ongoing.

Martin Ledolter, Managing Director of the Austrian Development Agency, explains why ADA supports IDI’s work with Supreme Audit Institutions: “Promoting transparency and accountability, effective public financial management and fighting corruption are important aspects in ADA’s engagement in developing countries. Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are key stakeholders in this regard. They hold their governments to account for the implementation of public resources and the SDGs”.

ADA’s funding will contribute to the implementation of the IDI Strategic Plan over the full 5-year period (2019-2023). This will benefit all SAIs in developing countries as well as their citizens. ADA’s contribution will be channelled to all key regions and priority countries of the Austrian Development Cooperation. For further information about the Austrian Development Agency and Cooperation, please see: https://www.entwicklung.at/en