JAKARTA, INDONESIA (3 December 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $90 million loan as additional financing for a project that will improve the Government of Indonesia’s accountability for public expenditure.

ADB’s additional financing for the State Accountability Revitalization Project will help the government train and certify about 19,400 internal auditors and public finance officers at the central and local government levels. It will assist the national training institute for government internal auditors in upgrading learning systems and providing modern facilities suitable to support e-learning courses. The project will develop fully integrated systems for financial management reporting and supervision in line with the national e-government strategy. It will support the adoption of a modern audit and monitoring approaches, the implementation of a risk-based internal audit management, and training of users of the new and improved audit systems.

“ADB’s assistance will help the Government of Indonesia sustain and extend its progress in strengthening the state accountability in delivering quality public services,” said ADB Country Director for Indonesia Mr. Winfried Wicklein. “It reflects ADB’s continued strong commitment to supporting the government’s efforts in reforming public financial management and developing human capital.”

The project will support the Central Government Internal Auditor’s (BPKP) training institute—the government internal auditor's corporate university—in upgrading the facilities at its four regional hubs in Bali, Ciawi, Makassar, and Medan to accommodate e-learning courses. BPKP’s financial management information system will be upgraded to enhance the accuracy of financial statements, thereby strengthening reporting and supervision.

“ADB’s assistance will improve performance accountability and supervision capacities through state-of-the-art technology which, in turn, will strengthen transparency, accuracy, accountability, and public service delivery,” said ADB Senior Project Officer Ms. Deeny Simanjuntak.

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. In 2018, it made commitments of new loans and grants amounting to $21.6 billion. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

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