Auditors from 36 countries take course on auditing government management of oil and gas contracts

A special course developed by the Netherlands Court of Audit for auditors examining the way in which their governments manage oil and gas contracts has attracted growing interest from all over the world over the past nine months. A total of 128 auditors from supreme audit institutions in 36 countries have now attended the free online course.

The course builds on a regional cooperation project held between 2019 and 2021 and involving the supreme audit institutions in Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya. Participants are particularly enthusiastic about the practical aspects of the course, and the opportunity it gives them to put their new knowledge to immediate use in drawing up their audit plans.

Some 3.5 billion people all over the world are affected by oil and gas production and its consequences. While the extractive industries can boost a country’s wealth, they may also have a detrimental impact on both governments and individuals. Well thought-out government policies are needed to strike the right balance, for example in relation to a country’s efforts to attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Against this background, the audits performed by supreme audit institutions can help to foster a full public and political debate on the right type of government policy in this connection.

The online cursus is available on the AFROSAI-E learning platform

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The Netherlands Court of Audit signed a partnership agreement with a number of African SAIs (supreme audit institutions) in February 2019. The aim of the agreement is to enhance audits of government policy on the management of oil and gas production contracts

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