Needs Assessment of the Public Audit Institute (PAI) of State Audit Office (SAO)
Government of Georgia
PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, under the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)” is supporting the State Audit Office (SAO) of Georgia to assess the needs of the Public Audit Institute (PAI).
In order to reach its objective, the project team is examining PAI’s internal organizational mission, institutional arrangements and practices, and recent achievements, as well as conducting an analysis of other similar agencies/service providers in the field (both public and private), before proposing recommendations for improvement.
More specifically, PMCG’s team will perform the following activities:
- Work with relevant staff of SAO and PAI to design a methodology and technical approach for the needs assessment
- Work with relevant staff of SAO and PAI to conduct the needs assessment
- Develop a needs assessment report based on a pre-agreed outline
- Present main findings of the assessment and recommendations to GGI, SAO and USAID
- Participate in the PAI strategic planning sessions
USAID has awarded Tetra Tech ARD with a 5-year contract under the Office of Democracy and Governance, whose purpose is to support the Government of Georgia in strengthening overall transparency, accountability and effectiveness of selected governance and service delivery systems. GGI’s work targets the legislative and executive branches at both the central and local government levels. To ensure greater government accountability, GGI works with government and civil society representatives to enhance public participation and disseminate public information about key reforms. This activity addresses the Governing Justly and Democratically Objective of U.S. Government Foreign Assistance, and especially the promotion of well-governed states and civil society areas.
The objectives of GGI are to improve administrative and financial management of public institutions at all levels, to increase civic engagement and improved access to independent, reliable and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance, to strengthen policy development and lawmaking processes and to strengthen institutional oversight of government.
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