A monitoring report on the situation regarding the implementation of the recommendations of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova (CoARM) regarding public procurement compliance audits in 2020-2021 was presented today, October 20, during a press conference.
The presentation was made by the Transparency International - Moldova expert, Ianina Spinei, with Andrei Munteanu, Member of the CoARM, as a special guest.
Mr. Munteanu mentioned the importance of the contribution and role of civil society in contributing to the implementation of the recommendations of the Court of Accounts and to the accountability of the audited entities. Also, the CoARM’s Member reported on the actions of the Court of Accounts in the context of streamlining the implementation of audit recommendations, including about the development and modernization of the information system for monitoring recommendations, implemented by the CoARM.
According to the report, the level of implementation of the recommendations is low: only about 1/3 of them have been implemented, 56% - not implemented and 7% - partially implemented. In most cases, no information about the results of the audits and the measures taken to implement the recommendations is placed on the web pages of the audited ministries and subordinate entities. The CoARM has also undertaken a number of measures to improve communication with public authorities, including launching a new tool for managing the process of implementing recommendations (AIS "Audit CCRM"). There is a positive dynamic in communication and cooperation with the State Chancellery, about 15% of the measures provided for in the Government's Action Plan for 2022 being introduced at the proposal of the Court of Accounts. The study also mentions that communication and cooperation with the Parliament became more active after the creation of the Public Finance Control Committee (PFCC).
The study was developed in the project "Consolidation of the democratic rule of law: the contribution of civil society", implemented by Transparency International - Moldova. The purpose of the evaluation was to analyze the realization by the audited entities of the CoARM’s recommendations issued following public procurement compliance audits, to identify the issues that remain on the agenda and to formulate proposals to remedy the situation.