During 12-13 June 2017, the ASEANSAI Strategic Plan Coordination meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the first time such a meeting being arranged to develop ASEANSAI Work Plan 2018 – 2019 (WP) aligned with ASEANSAI Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 (SP).
Participants at the meeting
Attending the meeting were representatives from SAIs Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam with technical support from GIZ. SAI Vietnam, as the Chair of the Strategic Plan Committee (SPC), assumed the key responsibility in developing Implementation Matrix with involvements from ASEAN Committees. Some contents in terms of KPI, Project/Program, Activity, Output, Outcome and Responsible Committee were identified and agreed at the first session.
In the second session, SAI Vietnam presided over the orientation to set up the Committee’s WP 2018 – 2019 in line with ASEANSAI SP 2018 – 2021. The activities should be clarified towards envisaged Strategic Objectives that were well communicated to all member SAIs before. In order to ensure the efficiency of the WP, SAI Vietnam recommended further engaging in the reviewing process prior its submission to the Assembly. This proposal was highly appreciated by the participating SAIs.
The measures to promote coordination among different Committees of ASEANSAI were also raised at the meeting. The such Annual Coordination Meeting was actually an effective forum wherein Committees could identify the issues as well as recommendations for continual improvements for the following phase.
At the end of the meeting, the way forward and actions to be taken were agreed upon among the ASEANSAI Committees before the Senior Official Meeting which will be held in early next August in Cambodia.