NIK supports the Palestinian Authority in strengthening its external audit capacity by means of the European Union funds

NIK President Marian Banaś officially opened the twinning project in Palestine
NIK President Marian Banaś officially opened the twinning project in Palestine

SAACB Chairman, Counsellor Eyad Tayyem said: "The main reason behind the SAACB activity is to guarantee proper actions and financial and administrative stability for the Palestinian Authority, in addition to identification of financial and administrative deviations, including misuse of public office. Our aim is to ensure performance in line with existing laws and regulations, with practices applied optimally and the lowest possible costs. This peer assistance from a European Member State is exactly what we need to make it happen.” 

Statement of NIK President Marian Banaś participating in the hybrid meeting on the twinning project in Palestine
Statement of NIK President Marian Banaś participating in the hybrid meeting on the twinning project in Palestine

President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland Marian Banaś said: "Highly professional and well-trained auditors are able to describe the country’s financial and economical state. They are able to assess the work of authorities to whom the nation entrusted their common resources and propose remedial actions if irregularities are detected. Our goal is to share with the Palestinian counterpart our experience and methods of applying the international audit standards in everyday practical work. I believe that achieving this goal will indeed make a difference in Palestinian governance of public finances, serving for the good of the Palestinian people."

Representative of the European Union Gerhard Krause Head of Cooperation in Palestine EUREP stated: “We are working on bringing the best European and international practices in the field to increase Palestinian institutional development and empowerment, as a support towards achieving a two-state solution.“

Representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Poland and Palestine during national anthems of both countries
Representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Poland and Palestine during national anthems of both countries

The project overall objective is to improve accountability and management of public funds in Palestine through enhanced external audit capacity and in conformity with recognised international audit standards. More specifically, this twinning project aims to improve capacities to undertake financial and compliance audits, to carry out tax and customs audit and quality and efficiency of audits by means of big data auditing. The project amounts to €1.5 million, implemented over 2021-2023, with the European Union as the sole financial contributor of the Action.

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Date of creation:
13 December 2021 16:31
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Marta Połczyńska
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Photo collage: representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Poland and Palestine and flags of Poland, Palestine and the European Union

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