The Joint COA-Citizen Audit Process
In November 2012, the Commission on Audit launched the Citizen Participatory Audit Project (CPA). CPA is a key reform initiative of the COA and is aligned with the Aquino administration's commitments to the global alliance Open Government Partnership (OGP). Its main objective is to enhance government transparency through citizen participation in the audit process, guided by the principle that a vigilant and involved citizenry promotes greater accountability in government.
One of the ways COA is opening public audit to citizens is by taking on institutional partnerships with citizen groups (including civil society and professional organizations) to conduct joint audits of selected government programs.