The World Bank to Offer Technical Assistance to High State Audit

In the meeting with the head of High State Audit, the representative of the World Bank, Kseniya Lvovsky confirmed that the World Bank will offer technical assistance to this institution in order to help it in the fight against corruption

TIRANA – The High State Audit will be technically assisted by the World Bank in order to further strengthen the auditing of the public administration and the expenses of public funds. This was confirmed by the representative of the World Bank in Albania, Kseniya Lvovsky during the meeting she had with the head of HSA, Bujar Leskaj on Thursday.
Referring to the official announcement of this institution, during the meeting, Leskaj presented to Lvovsky the strategic priorities of HSA and this institution’s engagement in deepening the fight against corruption. Moreover, Leskaj presented to the World Bank representative the project which aims the inter-institutional cooperation in this fight.
Meantime, Lvovsky appreciated the role of exterior auditing in the fight against corruption in public administration and the better managements of the public funds. Then, she declared that the World Bank will offer technical assistance to the Albanian High State Audit in order to help this institution achieve its objectives.
The meeting was held at the premises of the High State Audit. Meantime, few days ago, the head of HSA had a meeting with the head of the High Inspectorate of Wealth Declaration where they signed a cooperation memorandum. While presenting his project, Leskaj stated that he will reactivate the joint memorandums with the Ministry of Finances, General Prosecution and the High Inspectorate of Wealth Declaration. He added that HSA will undertake stricter measures against the abuses with the public funds stressing that the strengthening of the inter-institutional cooperation will have a better effect on the fight against corruption.
In this framework, the consolidation of the exterior auditing of state administration might play a crucial role in the strengthening of the state budget economic discipline and mitigate the effect of the financial crisis in Europe and beyond.

Last edited: Friday, 09 March 2012

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