Efficiency of the African oil and gas industry

The Netherlands Court of Audit is working with AFROSAI-E (the African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions) and the supreme audit institutions of 3 African nations (Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique) to improve the quality of their audits of the efficiency of the oil and gas industry. The partners are also sharing knowledge to improve this type of audit both in Africa and worldwide.

The programme runs from 2018 to 2021 and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Project content

The Netherlands Court of Audit is advising the 3 African supreme audit institutions on how to carry out efficiency audits of the oil and gas industry. The audits are examining the effectiveness of monitoring the costs incurred by the industry to meet contractual obligations. We are providing substantive support to the audit teams and in 2020 we organised a series of regional meetings to promote knowledge sharing.

As part of this project we have developed an online learning platform to share the knowledge and experience gained from the efficiency audits of the oil and gas industry with a global audience. The course consists of 4 modules and is available in English, French and Arabic on the AFROSAI-E learning platform.

Intended results

The project is designed to achieve the following results:

  • institutional strengthening of the 3 participating supreme audit institutions to carry out efficiency audits;
  • regional knowledge sharing among supreme audit institutions to audit the oil and gas industry; 
  • greater consideration for the formulation of audit questions that have a big impact; 
  • worldwide knowledge sharing by developing an online learning platform;
  • more consideration for receiving a fair share of the income from the oil and gas industry.