Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sida Chief Controller disputes main conclusion of auditors’ report

Sida’s auditors have made an in-depth analysis of corruption risk in the organisation, which reveals several weaknesses in Sida.

In a report to the Sida Board, the auditors state that an important explanation for the shortcomings is the pressure to disburse as much allocated funds as possible.

Sida’s Chief Controller Bengt Ekman disputes the auditors’ main finding. In a memorandum to the Board, he insists that Sida has no disbursement target. “We only disburse money when conditions and demands are fulfilled," he writes.

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