Strengthening SAIs from the Top Down

To assist the SAIs in reaching level 3 and beyond of the Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF), AFROSAI-E has undertaken a number of development initiatives both at the regional and SAI level. These initiatives have resulted in the creation of guidance and training material for the region, to help improve implementation of development initiatives. However, when it comes to implementation and sustainable development at the SAI level, it is the SAI leadership who needs to take charge and drive the change agenda.


TARGET: 3 SAI management levels

  • Top Management: Heads of SAIs and their Deputies.
  • Senior Management: Directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors.
  • Operational Management: Principal Auditors.

Executive Leadership Development

Strengthening Strategic and Interpersonal Skills

AFROSAI-E has partnered with The Swedish National Audit Office (SNAO) to pioneer an Executive Leadership and Mentoring Programme for its member SAIs. The main objective of this programme is to strengthen the strategic and interpersonal management and leadership skills of participating SAIs’ top leadership.

2014 Governing Board Programme

  • Programme launched during the Governing Board Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2015/16 Outcomes of programme reviewed

  • Streamlined three-workshop programme aimed at senior leadership required.

2018 Feedback on Implementation

  • Hosted third workshop – Feedback on the implementation of the project charters to be provided in next annual report.

For more information, refer to the programme brochure

Management Development

Improving Managerial Effectiveness through Learning

Whereas people development is the development of staff, including those at the management level, management development is concerned with improving managers’ capacity and their capability in their present roles, and preparing them for a greater responsibility in future.

AFROSAI-E continued to implement the management development programme throughout the reporting period, with workshops taking place in Rwanda and Mauritius. In addition, we held a regional management development programme workshop for senior managers in South Africa.


Objectives of Management Development
  • Ensuring that managers understand what’s expected of them.
  • Educating managers on the objectives against which performance is measured.
  • Improving the performance of managers to prepare them for greater responsibilities.
  • Encouraging managers with potential to implement individual development plans.
  • Providing for management succession.


Process of Management Development 
  1. Analysis of present and future management needs.
  2. Assessment of existing and potential skills.
  3. Assessment of effectiveness of management.
  4. Production of strategies and plans to meet those needs.
  5. Monitoring and evaluation of management development strategies.