|Project Name||Strengthening the Capacity of the State Audit Organization|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Inception Workshop was held from 13-14 August participated by the SAO officials. Procurement of equipment for SAO (EA) and EPFC (IA) is in progress. An APF was also created for the series of workshops that will be held from October to first quarter of 2013. Inception Report is under finalization.
The Midterm Review was completed in March 2013 and TA completion date was extended to April 2014.
Various workshops on procurement audit and pilot project audit was participated by the SAO officials and staff. An audit report scrutiny workshop and staddy tour in Malaysia and Australia were also participated by the EPFC and SAO staff.
A wrapping-up mission to discuss the closing of the TA and next steps will be held end of April 2014 in Vientiane.
All TA outputs have been completed and is in the process of being financially closed.
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will be implemented over 24 months, from November 2011 to October 2013. The TA will engage one international consultant for 12 person-months and one national consultant for 24 person-months. The consultants will be recruited by ADB as individual consultants in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The international principal audit adviser will be the team leader, who will be responsible for compiling and controlling the quality of the all the reports under the TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Agustina Musa|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD|
State Audit Organization
P.O. Box 10067, Vientiane, Lao PDR
|Concept Clearance||21 Jun 2011|
|Fact Finding||01 Jun 2011 to 03 Jun 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Sep 2011||10 Oct 2011||10 Oct 2011||31 Oct 2013||31 Oct 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||02 Sep 2011||641,453.49|