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USAID, Office of Auditor General ink agreement to strengthen accountability and transparency

KATHMANDU: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor, Clinton White, announced today the launch of the USAID Auditor General Support Activity.

This is a vital partnership between the Government of Nepal Office of Auditor General and the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Center for Audit Excellence (GAO/CAE), aimed at enhancing accountability and promoting transparency.

Speaking at the program, Counselor White remarked, “The USAID Auditor General Support Activity showcases the collaborative partnership between the Office of the Auditor General Nepal (OAG/N) and USAID, with a shared goal of strengthening the ability of the Office of the Auditor General infraud detection and enhancing the implementation of the Government of Nepal’s policies and procedures to ensure transparency and accountability in public financial management.”

The collaboration aims to provide training and technical assistance to the OAG/N to improve the quality of audits, effective communication of results, and sustainable capacity-building through coaching and mentoring.

We eagerly anticipate the appointment of an Auditor General who embodies the principles of experience, independence, and leadership.

Through the USAID Auditor General Support Activity, USAID/Nepal and the GAO/CAE aim to fortify the OAG/N’s ability to uphold the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and integrity in Nepal’s governance.

By harnessing the expertise of GAO/CAE and adhering to international best practices, this collaboration will play a pivotal role in advancing good governance in Nepal.

Counselor White is on a three-day visit to Nepal, where he will meet with the Government of Nepal, civil-society leaders, community groups, students, and businesses and will discusscontinued collaboration and partnership between the U.S. and Nepal, building on our decades long friendship.

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