The Pro PALOP-TL ISC is a project to the Strengthen of the Technical and Functional Competencies of the Supreme Institutions of Control, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the control of public finances in PALOP and East Timor. It is a project entirely funded by the European Union with a total amount of 6.5 million euros, of which 6.4 million is administered directly by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for a period of 4 years (2014-2017). The specific purpose of the project was to strengthen the external control, legislative oversight, and public scrutiny capacities of public finances in PALOP countries (Portuguese-speaking African countries) and East Timor.
As part of this project, the Institute of Public Policy, in partnership with the National Parliament of East Timor, participated in the National Training Seminar on Legislative Control of Public Expenditures and Program Budgeting, which took place in Manufahi Municipality (in Same) from May 24 to 26, 2017. The purpose of the Seminar was to promote a space for reflection and discussion on the reform of legal and institutional frameworks, particularly on the revision of the State Budget Laws and the Court of Auditors. The training was given to Deputies, namely from the Public Finance Committee (Commission C) and the technical staff of the National Parliament of East Timor.
Institute of Public Policy also participated in the National Workshop for Civil Society Organizations in Social Monitoring of Public Finances, which took place in Dili on August 3 and 4. This workshop focused on the theme “Audit and Social Intervention versus Control of Public Finances“. A number of practical cases and the discussion of best practices on social auditing have been presented.