St Helena

Support to State and Local Governance Reform Programme (SLOGOR)

28/12/2018 - 13:46
Regional overview

The objective of this project is to improve capacities and processes at state and local government levels towards improvement in transparency, accountability and quality of public finance and human resource management systems.

Expected results:

  • Improved legal and policy framework for management of public finances and budgeting process;
  • Improved capacity for policy planning and budgeting including technical capacity of MDAs to enable them carry out their mandates in the budget cycle;
  • Transparent and accountable procurement systems are in use across the 6 states;
  • Improved quality and timeliness of external audit and oversight;
  • Revenue administration and payroll systems are established and put in use in the 6 states;
  • Studies for devolution of authority to local governments carried out, road maps for implementation formulated and adopted across the 6 states.


Main activities:

  • Support drafting of PFM legislations and development of medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) & medium term sector strategy (MTSS) as basis for annual budget preparation and execution;
  • Support for capacity building for members of the legislature in each state particularly in carrying out their mandates of budget scrutiny and oversight;
  • Support computerisation of accounting and financial reporting systems like IFMIS, & IPPS);
  • Support government's implementation of public procurement laws and establishment of regulatory agencies to ensure compliance in the procurement process;
  • Support review and modernisation of audit methods, techniques and reporting; also, organisational structure and review the capacity of revenue agencies in each state;
  • Support study on devolution of authority to LGAs and provide assistance in development of road map for implementation of study report in each state.


Main accomplishments to date:

  • In all states, except Cross River, Audited Financial Statement is now submitted to the legislature for approval within 6 months after the end of a budget year; and published up to 2016 financial year; 
  • Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Anambra and Osun states have transited to the use of new harmonised National Chart of Accounts, which is compliant with "Financial Statistics/Classifications of Functions of Government" while transition to the use of IPSAS for financial reporting is on-going in 3 states;
  • The project completed taxpayer enumeration surveys and established electronic taxpayer data bases (EDMS) across the 6 states, which have boosted the states' IGR significantly by 2017 year end;
  • All beneficiary states, except Cross River, have adopted modern public procurement systems, with the Laws enacted and other procurement tools developed and gradually being used.
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