Baghdad- To boost Anti-Corruption national efforts, a Two-Day Workshop Session organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 29th and 30th of September 2018 to enhance the capacity of the Federal Board of Supreme Audit BSA on Anti-Corruption and Fraud Investigation. This Workshop is a kickoff of series of capacity building activities targeting BSA’s auditors to equip them with latest international standard know-how and techniques on forensic audit by combining accounting knowledge with investigative skills. The session is meant to be interactive session to analysis the Anti-Corruption Framework in Iraq compared to international standard and best practices on Corruption Eradication as guided by key global documents including the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
To emphasis on the importance of this event and demonstrate commitment, the BSA’s senior management chaired by the president of Federal Board of Supreme Audit of Iraq, Dr. Salah Noori Khalaf attended the first day’s full session. “BSA will assume its role to support other investigative and corruption prevention government entities as mandated by its Law. In 2019 the BSA will perform forensic audit in the public sector, especially in the government bodies where there are no inspector general offices available. With UNDP’s support, we hope to complete this capacity building programme within three months”. Said Dr. Khalaf.
Inspired by the government commitment, UNDP asserted its intention to continue the support provided to various government entities including Integrity Commission, Federal Board of Supreme Audit and Inspector General Offices to fight corruption, which forms a part of a larger UNDP led project that is framed by an MoU signed between UNDP and the Iraqi government in 2016. This support is provided by UNDP thought the Funding Facility for Economic Reform-Federal Project that started in 2016 to provide technical assistance through the deployment of high caliber international experts to support national Economic Reform and Anti-Corruption initiatives.
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