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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Local development, Public Management, Services

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Funds for: Contributing to sustainable and inclusive growth through an increased mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources
Main beneficiaries: non-profit-making, high institution

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Contributing to sustainable and inclusive growth through an increased mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources
Main beneficiaries: non-profit-making, high institution

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth through an increased mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources;
* To improve the oversight functions of the NAO and the ACC on public spending through improved accountability, transparency and effectiveness in the management of public resources

Priorities
* Support to the NAO
– Public Audit Act 2016 is operational and stakeholders are sensitised; 
– Local Government Audit Directorate staffing and organisational arrangements are put in place;
– Staff capacity development and training through an exchange of staff with European SAIs covering specialised audit tasks are carried out
* Support to the ACC
– Enhanced detection, investigation, forensic support in high profile investigations and prosecution of corruption cases;
– Strengthened corruption related legislation and policy guidelines to counteract corruption in public and private institutions; 
– Establishment and strengthening of the network of collaborators within government agencies involved;
– Corruption prevention in both the public and private sectors

Among financed actions
* Lot 1
– Operationalisation of the Public Audit Act No. 29 2016: sensitisation of various stakeholders, including MPs, the media, audits, civil society organisations and Cooperating Partners;
– Activities linked to the establishment and development of the Local Government Audit Directorate (in charge of auditing local authorities) through staff induction, purchase of furniture and equipment (if necessary to achieve the objectives) and the development of the human resource management system; 
– Staff capacity development provided by European SAIs through peer-to-peer institutional support of NAO staff (including the project team unit). This capacity development will cover a wide range of audit issues and specialised fields, including the update of training curricula and the training of trainers in IT, audits, performance audit, environmental audits, extractive industry and road/public works audits
* Lot 2
– Support to the investigation and prosecution functions of the ACC (including high profile investigations) through training, capacity building and procurement of surveillance and other necessary equipment for the Intelligence Unit. This is expected to be the main focus of the peer-to-peer institutional support for the ACC;
– Support to corruption prevention through strengthening of media participation and campaigns against corruption as well as the training of ACC staff as focal points for private sector representative bodies;
– Strengthening of corruption-related legislation and regulatory framework, as well as initiating legislation/policy guidelines and review of the existing laws/draft regulation on enforcement;
– Enhancing the network in the accountability chain through support to linkages of the ACC with government institutions dealing with corruption (e.g. National Audit Office, ZRA, Financial Intelligence Unit, Zambia Public Procurement Authority, other law enforcement institutions, etc.)

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: between 30 and 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Lot 1: be a Supreme Audit Institution of a Member State of the European Union;
– Lot 2: be a National Anti-Corruption agency or body of a Member State of the European Union;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union

– For co-applicants: In addition, the following are however also eligible: public sector operator established in a Member State of the European Union

– Actions must take place in Zambia and/or in the Member States of the European Union