Pakistan designates International standards for performance evaluation

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has become first country in South Asia to start the performance measurement of the Department of Auditor General of Pakistan as per international standards.

According to a press release issued here Friday, Pakistan had adopted Performance Measurement Framework (PMF), developed by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

For first time since its establishment, the department in collaboration with World Bank (WB) has started the process of self- assessment of its performance.

During a workshop organized by the World Bank DAGP participants did a self assessment against the checklist as a first step in working with the Performance Measurement Framework.

The workshop outcomes included sharing challenges that SAI Pakistan faces in meeting all the prerequisites and that the AGP faces in developing strategies to move SAI towards effectively complying with the ISSAI framework.

With the adoption of Performance Measurement Framework, the SAI Pakistan will not only measure its own performance but will also be able to participate in its own Peer Reviews and External Reviews as well as peer reviews and external reviews of other SAIs.

Performance Measurement of SAI Pakistan will enable it to apply the INTOSAI Framework on Communicating and Promoting the Value and Benefits of Supreme Audit Institutions to enhance the credibility of SAIs and improve the lives of citizens.

It will also increase public knowledge of the work and role of SAIs and their added value through ongoing awareness-raising activities.

The results of Performance Measurement exercise will be shared with public and stakeholders in due course of time.

Source: APP

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