WE ARE AFROSAI-E
Making a Difference in the Performance of SAIs
AFROSAI-E is a member-based institution with 26 Auditors-General from English-speaking African countries making up our Governing Board. The organization was established in 2005 with the shared vision to make a difference in the performance of our member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Through our Executive Secretariat, which is hosted by the Auditor-General of South Africa, members are empowered to optimise their audit performance to comply with the INTOSAI Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and to strengthen their institutional capacity to effectively implement their mandate.
We commit to cooperate with and support our member SAIs to enhance their institutional capacity to successfully fulfil their audit mandates, thereby making a difference to the lives of citizens
We are PROFESSIONAL
We are INNOVATIVE
We are COLLABORATIVE
1988 Organisation Inception
2005 Formally Established
- Adopted by 23 member SAIs
- SADCOSAI incorporated into AFROSAI-E
2007 The Work Begins
Started focusing on assisting SAIs to achieve 6 strategic imperatives:
- Obtain as great a level of independence as possible
- Improve information technology infrastructure
- Apply best practices in HR management
- Exercise quality control over audit services
- Promote performance auditing in the region
- Improve communication & relationships with stakeholders
GOAL: Help SAIs to reach level 3 on the ICBF by the end of 2014.
AFROSAI-E consists of 24 English and 2 Portuguese SAIs.
For more information, refer to our Statutes or Integrated Annual Reports
Our strategic vision for 2020 to 2024
The ultimate achievement of the outcomes as detailed in this strategic plan, is dependent on successfully matching SAI needs with the secretariat-driven capacity development opportunities / interventions and SAIs taking ownership to implement these learnings at SAI-level.
Empower SAIs for greater
audit impact and quality
Transform SAI organisational
capabilities for greater impact
Lead by example and
deliver on our mandate
For more information, refer to our Strategic Plan 2020-24
Institutional Capacity Building Framework
In responding to the changes, pressures and challenges in the public sector, SAIs should continuously develop their professional and institutional capacity to discharge the requirements of their mandates in the most efficient and effective way. One of the methods used to measure capabilities of SAIs is the AFROSAI-E Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) – developed to support the formulation of goals and objectives and to direct the SAI’s activities.
To measure impact over our strategic plan period, we will use the ICBF results as a theory of change.
5 Development Levels of the ICBF
The Founding Level
The Development Level
The Established Level
The Managed Level
The Optimised Level
5 Development Areas in the ICBF
What is covers
Independence as formulated in the Lima Declaration (ISSAI 1) and the Mexico Declaration (ISSAI 10)
What it Includes
Financial & managerial
Independence of the
Head of SAI and staff
Audit mandate and discretion to discharge its function with access to information
Publish and disseminate audit reports with direct submission of reports to Parliament
SAI reports on own activities and use of resources and audited by independent external auditor
International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions in Africa
AFROSAI-E is the English language subgroup of AFROSAI, the African branch of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions. AFROSAI-E performs an enabling role in the region by sharing information with its members and supporting them towards the better performance of their mandates.
Our Donors and Partners
It is gratefully acknowledged that the achievement and aspiration of AFROSAI-E would not be possible without the encouragement and ongoing support of other international institutions.
The AFROSAI-E Leadership Structure
Our Governing Board consists of the heads of the 26 member SAIs and is the supreme authority. The Board members meet annually, and each Auditor-General is assigned to serve on one of the four oversight subcommittees:
AFROSAI-E Governance Structure
What it Includes
Attend events and meetings
Apply quality assurance
Pay annual membership fees
Actively participate in activities of AFROSAI-E
Provide Secretariat with information as required
Share professional and technical information
Use products developed by AFROSAI-E
Share and use regional subject matter experts
Commit to high level of technical advancement
Commit to high level of management practices
Committed to the Cause, Passionate about People
The Auditor-General of South Africa hosts the Executive Secretariat of AFROSAI-E. The Secretariat is subject to the laws of South Africa and is furthermore governed by the Statutes and Regulations. The employment arrangements of the Secretariat personnel consist of a mixture of staff seconded from other SAIs, staff appointed and funded directly by AFROSAI-E and staff funded by the AGSA (as shown below).
CODE OF CONDUCT
A Roadmap for Ethical Business Practise
The Code of Conduct The Code of Conduct embodies the new core values of AFROSAI-E and summarises key ethical principles that
must be used to guide work practices. Its purpose is to direct and provide guidance to the Secretariat’s staff as well as resources performing work on behalf of AFROSAI-E, on how they should behave and conduct themselves.
This Code of Conduct was updated to align it with our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and ISSAI 30.
This Code of Conduct has been in effect as of 23 April 2020
Transparent, Safe and Accountable Environment
The purpose of the policy is to ensure that there is a framework and a mechanism for the transparent and consistent handling of complaints lodged against AFROSAI-E or its staff. A further purpose of the policy is to promote a safe, accountable and responsive work environment for staff who disclose information of occupational detriment, or unlawful or corrupt conduct by AFROSAI-E or its staff.
This Policy has been in effect as of 23 April 2020