In 2018 the two SAIs of Niger and Madagascar embarked on a process to prepare new strategic plans, and seek out support for their successful implementation. Knowing this would not be easy considering human and financial resources and the need to galvanize greater national support for the respective SAIs. In creating the strategic plans, there was a wish to find ways to fully involve both staff and external supporters, to encourage the feeling of ownership and commitment to the changes to be achieved. It was also important that the plans were not just a long list of aspirations, which would be challenging to achieve with the resources at hand.
Now both SAI Niger and SAI Madagascar have launched their strategic plans and started the implementation.
Here is their story on how they together with peers in the Accelerated peer-support Partnership programme (PAP-APP) were able to develop the plans and secure quite a lot of support for their implementation.
 In 2018, IDI, AFROSAI-E and CREFIAF established a partnership to support the SAIs included in the Global Call for Proposals Tier 2 initiative by the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation. Intensive support is provided to enable the SAIs to establish long-term strategic capacity development programmes. The programme is called the Accelerated Peer-Support Partnership or Partenariat d’Appui Accéléré par des Pairs in French (PAP-APP). The name highlights the peer-support and partnership emphases of the programme. For 2018 – 2020 funding has been provided by the Austrian Development Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, UK FCDO, SAI Qatar, Irish aid and IDI basket funds. In-kind contribution has been provided by AFROSAI-E, CREFIAF and the SAIs of Gabon, Ghana, Namibia, Norway, Senegal, and Sweden. See more here: Accelerated Peer-support Partnership (PAP-APP) (idi.no)