A government official was kidnapped when an unknown armed group stormed the finance ministry (GNA) in Tripoli’s Dahra district yesterday afternoon. The gunmen, believed to be part of a militia, attacked during working hours and dragged the head of the budget administration, Nuri Erhuma, out by force.
Faiez Serraj, the head of the Presidency Council, has appointed an acting minister and a deputy for the ministry of finance. He has also appointed deputy ministers for the foreign and local government ministries.
The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord Decree No. (4) of 2016 on the establishment of the Government of National Accord The Presidential Council Upon review of: The interim Constitutional Declaration issued on 3 August 2011, and its amendments; The Libyan Political Agreement signed on 17 December 2015; …
Training needs assessment report: Strengthening Financial Oversight Institutions in the Palestinian Security Sector
In Palestine, good financial oversight of the security sector is crucial to enhancing accountability of the security forces, and guarding against corruption. However currently, financial oversight institutions and departments do not follow unified processes. Instead, these bodies have developed their own procedures and methods for implementing financial oversight. This can potentially open up opportunities for mismanagement and corruption. It also makes oversight of security forces by the Palestinian State Audit and Administrative Control Bureau (SAACB - the Palestinian independent state audit institution) difficult and time consuming. In 2013, DCAF and SAACB set about to assess the problems of financial oversight in Palestine, and the training needs of those working in financial oversight institutions. Together they formed a task force of representatives from key financial institutions that conducted several meetings and discussions. As a result, it identified a number of areas in which technical support needs to be provided to financial staffers in order to improve their capacities. DCAF and SAACB then set about addressing these findings though trainings, the supply of international expertise and legislative assistance. The findings are detailed in Strengthening Financial Oversight Institutions in the Palestinian Security Sector: A Training Needs Assessment, which is currently available in English and Arabic.
Libya’s public finances, wracked by a dramatic loss in oil revenue that has been exacerbated by a power struggle between rival governments, are foundering.