Lessons Learned

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The PFAC COVID-19 Initiative is developing a high-level lessons learned document for external stakeholders such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization that will focus on preventing or minimizing similar situations in the future, with an emphasis on actions that could be taken to limit the spread of disease via aviation.

We have developed a preliminary list of lessons learned based on the information we’ve collected from SAIs (see below for more). We invite your SAI to share any comments or suggestions on the lessons learned we’ve gathered thus far to Intosaicovid19@Gao.Gov no later than August 15, 2020.

We have collected information on:

  • The impact of the pandemic on your SAI and/or the accountability community,
  • Key SAI findings and recommendations on the current Coronavirus Pandemic from other pandemics (e.g. SARS, MERS, Ebola, Zika, H1N1),
  • Approaches SAIs are taking to audit COVID-19 expenditures, and
  • Approaches SAIs are taking to address the pandemic.

The lessons learned draft report will be distributed for review to members of the PFAC COVID-19 Initiative and submitted for approval at the next PFAC meeting in September 2020.

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Accountability in a Time of Crisis (IDI)

Rapid Implementation of Australian Government Initiatives (Australia)

The Coronavirus Response: Lessons Learned from The Past (USA)

Lesson Library (The World Bank)


Lessons learned from previous crises

Lessons from Auditing Ebola (INTOSAI CBC and Sierra Leone)