Lao People's Democratic Republic: Strengthening the Capacity of the State Audit Organization

Sovereign Project | 42226-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening the Capacity of the State Audit Organization
Project Number 42226-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7857-LAO: Strengthening the Capacity of the State Audit Organization
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Agustina Musa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
State Audit Organization
P.O. Box 10067, Vientiane, Lao PDR


Concept Clearance 21 Jun 2011
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2011 to 03 Jun 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 7857-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2011 10 Oct 2011 10 Oct 2011 31 Oct 2013 31 Oct 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 02 Sep 2011 641,453.49

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