Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

Lise Rakner

Professor at University of Bergen and Affiliated Research Professor

This project is an evaluation of the collaborative venture between the Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAGN) and the National Audit Office (NAO) in Malawi, covering the period 2007-2012. It was commissioned by the OAGN. Essentially, the project centred on capacity- and institution-building. Particular emphasis was put on developing tools for performance auditing.


The methodology involved perusal of documents and qualitative in-depth interviews with OAGN staff in Oslo and NAO staff and other stakeholders during fieldwork in Malawi. Part of the assignment entailed considering the approriateness of the theory of change that underpinned the collaborative agreement.