African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions

Helping SAIs be ready for disasters

Pocket Guide with considerations for SAIs to prepare before, and respond during and after disaster situations

Sub-Saharan Africa is prone to frequent disasters, including floods, storms, epidemics and droughts. Disasters, both natural and man-made, often occur with little warning and can have significant human, economic and social impact. This has certainly been the case with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Disasters can result in considerable pressure on governments, the environment, citizens and SAIs. 

But though we cannot always predict when a disaster will happen, SAIs can prepare for them and be ready to react swiftly. With the support of the GIZ Good Financial Governance Programme in Africa, we developed a handy Pocket Guide that gives considerations on how SAIs can respond to disaster situations. This short video explains what the Pocket Guide covers.