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"ECOWAS and GIZ Collaborate for Enhanced Operational Strategies: EU Pillar Assessment Review Insights"

ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) staff engaged in fruitful discussions with GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) personnel as part of a crucial pillar assessment review on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

The meeting aimed to evaluate progress and set operational strategies for the year ahead.

During the session, both partners meticulously analyzed several key pillars essential for efficient operations, including:

  • Pillar 1: Internal control

  • Pillar 2: Accounting systems

  • Pillar 3: Independent audit

  • Pillar 4: Grant management

  • Pillar 5: Procurement

  • Pillar 8- Publication of recipient of funds

  • Pillar 9: Data protection

The validation of these pillars by the ECOWAS Commission signifies a significant step towards enhancing the management of funds provided by the European Union for supporting various ECOWAS projects. By aligning strategies and ensuring compliance across these critical areas, the organization is poised for continued success in delivering impactful initiatives.

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