Institutional twinning between the IGF of Morocco, France and Portugal - Steering Committee N ° 7 : 15/07/2014

Institutional twinning between the IGF of Morocco, France and Portugal - Steering Committee N ° 7

The Seventh Steering twinning Committee was held July 9th , 2014, under the chairmanship of Mr. Benyoussef SABONI, Inspector General of Finance (Head of the Moroccan project) and Mr. Eric GISSLER, Inspector General of Finance at the IGF of France (head of Member States project) in the presence of Mrs. Silva CASTELAO at the IGF of Portugal (junior project manager), Mr. Eric JAUSSET, resident twinning advisor and Mr. Khalid BENDAOU his counterpart at the IGF of Morocco, members of the IGF, the representative of the European Union Delegation, and the representative of the Portuguese Embassy in Rabat.

The meeting of the Committee started by the presentation of the manager of the recipient country project who pointed out that this committee covers the period extending from March 21st to June 20th, 2014, and expressed his satisfaction with the general progress of the project, 10% ahead of schedule. Thus, he stressed that the project recorded:

  • A calendar progress of 87.5%; 
  • A consumption of expertise of 82.5% (a total of 560 h / d); 
  • A progress in implementing activities of 96.7%.

The manager of the Member States Project then presented a report on the progress of the project by group of activity. Thus, the activities of the component A are completely carried out, the component B to 99% and the component C to 91%.

With regard to the progress report of the activities covered by the reference period, it is necessary to note that 10 new inspectors of finance (that is to say a total of 25 inspectors of finance) benefited from internships in France distributed between the IGF, the general financial control and the Risk and Audit unit of the DGFIP (the Public Finances General Directorate). 6 training modules were delivered to 8 groups of 10 inspectors of finance each. These modules included in particular internal audit directed CIA certification , the improvement of the use of the IDEA audit software , performance audit, the evaluation of the public policies, IFRS standards, IAS and of the consolidation of public accounts, and investigation techniques as well as the fight against fraud.

The reference period was also characterized by the finalization of the audit kit and the development of 3 work programs related to the ministries and public administrations, public institutions and companies and local authorities

The committee also focused on the website approval dedicated to the project developed in close collaboration with the DAAG and on issues related to the closing seminar of the project planned, September 23rd , 2014.

At the end of this meeting, Mr. SABONI thanked all the participants for their attendance and their involvement in this project and noted that the next and final Steering Committee will take place, September 22nd, 2014.