Twinning project in the Republic of North Macedonia
The State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia, as senior partner in cooperation with the State Audit Office of the Republic of Bulgaria as a junior partner, is implementing in the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia the Twinning project "Improvement of External Audit and Parliamentary Oversight". The Twinning Contract for implementation of the Twinning Project was concluded between the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of North Macedonia, the State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia and the National Audit Office of the Republic of Bulgaria on 4 December 2020. The contract stipulates the project duration of 24 months and the implementation period of 21 months, starting from 1 February 2021. The value of the Twinning project is 1 500 000 EUR. The Twinning project will assist the State Audit Office of the Republic of North Macedonia in further improvement of external audit’s efficiency and impact in the Republic of North Macedonia. Specific objective of this project is to improve the external audit through further harmonization of legal framework and development of methodological tools as well as through strengthening the capacities of the SAO of North Macedonia to perform efficiently external audit in the country. In addition, the project is aimed to enhance the parliamentary scrutiny over public funds and to improve the co-operation between SAO and Parliament with providing direct expert assistance, jointly and in full synergy.