Zimbabwe and Ghana take essential steps to institutionalise the PFM Reporting Framework tool
AFROSAI-E and the GIZ implemented two refresher courses on the PFM Reporting Framework in November. The PFM Reporting Framework is the primary vehicle of AFROSAI-E and GIZ to strengthen SAI’s contributions to holistic PFM reforms and the SDGs. From 14 to 17 November, we trained a team from SAI Zimbabwe in the tool. Furthermore, UNDP Zimbabwe was integrally involved in the training and delivered a session on the country’s most important SDG targets and the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process. The training in Zimbabwe concluded with a stakeholder dinner convening all auditees and parliament. SAI Zimbabwe, AFROSAI-E and GIZ presented the PFM Reporting Framework and the SAI’s plan to implement the tool in 2023.
From 28 to 30 November, we trained SAI Ghana in the new developments of the tool, and as a result, the SAI produced their PFM RF audit plan for 2023. The PFM RF will be implemented alongside their statutory audits. SAI Zimbabwe and SAI Ghana are now moving to implement the PFM Reporting Framework a second time – an essential step for further institutionalisation of the tool.
The refresher courses in November showed the Reporting Framework’s strong regional foundation as staff from the SAIs of Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe led the training.