A three-day training on financial oversight sponsored by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and implemented by PMCG and National Audit Office (NAO) of UK was held in Telavi on May 26-28. Representatives of both PMCG and NAO together with the Parliamentary staff gathered to strengthen public servants’ skills to conduct an active financial examination of the Government.
All of the participants of the training on Financial Scrutiny for Parliamentary Staff listened to the main topics, and were engaged in discussions, comparing Georgian reality to the best UK practices and participating in carefully designed practical exercises. At the end of the meeting all participants agreed to continue working toward the improvement of financial oversight skills.
The training was a part of the 4 year capacity building programme that WFD is implementing in Georgia and it will be followed up by what is known as practicum in the next phase. The practicum will mainly focus on the following documents: 2009 Annual State Budget Execution Report prepared by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the BDD document developed by the Government of Georgia (GoG) and Chamber of Control Report on 2009 State Budget execution. PMCG will support the Parliamentary staff in preparing oral and written briefs and comprehensive reports on these documents.