Evaluation and Internal Audit Office (EAO)
In accordance with the EAO Charter approved by the Council in June 2009, the Evaluation and Internal Audit Office is responsible for the systematic evaluation and audit of ICAO's programmes, projects and activities, as well as investigations into allegations of financial wrongdoing. EAO is also mandated to act as focal point for the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and in relation to the performance audits of the External Auditor. Additionally, EAO provides secretariat services to the Evaluation and Audit Advisory Committee (EAAC).
- Evaluation assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of programmes and projects against established objectives and reports on lessons learned.
- Internal audit ensures that a system of cost-effective internal controls has been established to mitigate potential risks to the Organization, to ensure compliance with regulations, rules, policies and administrative directives, and to ensure accountability for the proper, efficient and economical use of resources, consistent with organizational objectives and applicable best practices.
- Investigations are conducted, if the need arises, into allegations of fraud, or other violations of applicable regulations, rules and procedures.
As focal point for the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), EAO coordinates all aspects of JIU studies with ICAO offices concerned, including the circulation of questionnaires, the coordination of site visits and management’s review of JIU Reports and Notes. EAO also coordinates management’s responses to recommendations made and provides the Council with information on the key findings from JIU Reports and related ICAO action plans.
As focal point for the performance audits of the External Auditor, EAO disseminates information requests, organizes visits with relevant ICAO offices, coordinates management’s responses to recommendations made, and informs the Council of related action plans.
EAO is also responsible for following up on the recommendations issued by the External Auditor, the JIU and the EAAC and for providing periodic reports on the status of implementation of these recommendations to Council.
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