Mongolia: Development of State Audit Capacity

Sovereign Project | 47198-001 Status: Approved


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Project Name Development of State Audit Capacity
Project Number 47198-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8504-MON: Development of State Audit Capacity
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved quality of financial audit of MNAO
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of targeted auditors in financial auditing and audit quality control
Progress Toward Outcome

-Recruitment of firm is ongoing and upon finalization, an inception meeting will be organized.

- A consulting firm has been recuited, and prepared a work plan to conduct TA activities.

as of September 2015

- Project activities have been conducting as planned and as scheduled.

- The final training is planned to be held before the end of 2015.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Assessment of MNAO's framework, procedures and methodologies of financial auditing and audit quality control including (a) a feasibility study and (b) needs assessment with policy recommendations

Training of financial auditing and audit quality control including development of needed training materials

General audit guidelines and audit quality control manual for IFI-financed projects

Enhancement of awareness of relevant government officials on further needs for capacity development in audit in Mongolia

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

- Recruitment of a firm is being processed, and expects to be completed in May 2014.

- After completion of the recruitment, an inception meeting is expected to be organized in June or July 2014.

As of September 2014:

- The recruitment has been completed.

- The inception meeting was held in UB in June 2014. The EA, ADB and the consulting firm discussed the details of activities and timeline.

- A training session will be conducted in late 2014, and other remaining training sessions will be conducted in 2015. Before the training session, a pre-intervention skills assessment will be conducted. After all training, a post-intervention skills assessment will be conducted to clarify the achievement.

- Targeted auditors for the training will be auditors in NAO and UB city.

As of March 2015:

- Based on the milestones, the 1st and 2nd training have been conducted in December 2014 and January 2015 respectively.

- General audit guidelines and audit quality control manual are being drafted.

- The final training is scheduled to be conducted also in 2015 between September and November.

As of September 2015:

- General audit guidelines and audit quality control manual have been drafted and are currently under the review by the EA and ADB.

- The final training is planned to be held in Nov/Dec 2015.

- After the final training, all project reports will be finalized. The post-intervention assessment will be completed as well after the final training.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Training target and needs were consulted with the EA during the fact-finding mission.
During Project Implementation

Consultation with the government has been conducted at the inception meeting and also a following up video-con meeting to specify the target participants, contents, and time schedule of the training.

As of Sept 2015:

- The consultation with the govt/the EA has been conducted during the preparation for respective training.

- The post-intervention assessment will be conducted after the final training.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TA will require a total of 29.5 person-months of consulting services with substantial expertise in auditing. A consulting firm will develop a detailed work plan with MNAO at the outset of the TA. The team leader will take the lead responsibility for coordinating with other consultants. A firm will be recruited to provide an international consultant and six national consultants. The preferred selection method is Consultants' Qualifications Selection, since the scale of assignment is small and highly specialized expertise is required for the assignment. The applicable type of technical proposal will be bio data with a summary of methodology.
Responsible ADB Officer Hiroko Uchimura-Shiroishi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Mongolian National Audit Office
Chingeltei District, Baga Toiruu-3,
Govenment Building IY,Ulaanbaatar City,
Mongolia 15160
Concept Clearance 16 Sep 2013
Fact Finding 26 Jun 2013 to 28 Jun 2013
Approval 14 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2015

TA 8504-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Nov 2013 12 Dec 2013 12 Dec 2013 31 Mar 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 320,000.00 14 Nov 2013 49,635.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Development of State Audit Capacity Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2013

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