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Good results from the Swedish National Audit Office’s international development cooperation

The Swedish National Audit Office’s international development cooperation has contributed to strengthening supreme audit institutions and improving transparency and accountability, according to the report on results delivered to the Swedish parliament. Efforts are increasingly focused on supreme audit institutions in fragile states and young democracies.

Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi, Kenya, one of the countries where the Swedish NAO is engaged in international development cooperation. Photo: CULTURA CREATIVE

One of the tasks of the Swedish National Audit Office is to engage in international development cooperation. The purpose is to support the development of independent professional supreme audit institutions in developing countries, so that these institutions can contribute to transparency and accountability.Every four years, the Swedish National Audit Office reports to parliament on the results of its international development cooperation based on monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects. The report, which covers 2015-2018, shows that these operations generally function well and reach their goals.
Helena Lindberg, portrait.

Growth and democratic development rely on an efficient and effective public sector. Transparency and accountability are needed to contribute to the efficient use of public resources and to prevent corruption. Supreme audit institutions are instrumental in achieving these goals, and I am proud to say that our international development cooperation efforts make a difference for our partners, says Auditor General Helena Lindberg.

The Swedish National Audit Office has increasingly focused its efforts on cooperation with supreme audit institutions in fragile situations and young democracies. The projects which were initiated in Afghanistan and Liberia are in line with these ambitions.

Many of our partner organizations face complex political situations and challenging environments. This is especially clear in countries such as Afghanistan and Liberia. We are aware of the risks and challenges involved but we believe that it is in this context our resources can have the greatest impact, says Auditor General Helena Lindberg.

Press contact: Olle Castelius, phone: +46 8-5171 40 04.

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Updated: 21 January 2019

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