IDI addresses SAIs' role in tackling corruption in IMF's report: Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa
In 2022, the International Monetary Fund published a report: Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, Opportunities and Lessons. IDI's Martin Aldcroft, Camilla Fredriksen and Alain Memvuh contributed to Chapter 12 to discuss SAIs' role in addressing corruption, including in emergency settings.
The abstract for Chapter 12 states that:
'This chapter considers supreme audit institutions (SAIs) as a key pillar of accountability in the management and oversight of public funds, notably in emergency settings. It acknowledges that the primary role of SAIs is to ensure the effectiveness and integrity in the use of public resources, and focuses on how SAIs can contribute to the prevention and detection of corruption, including through agile compliance audits ( real- time audits) in emergency settings. The chapter illustrates some of the challenges SAIs face and explores the IMF’s approach to audits. Sub- Saharan African country cases showcase how the role of SAIs in addressing corruption has been strengthened, and a discussion of agile compliance audits in sub-Saharan Africa highlights the role of SAIs in emergency settings.'
Download and read the full chapter here.
The full IMF Report may be found on the IMF's site here.