On 23 June 2016 Sweden and European Union, EU signed a three-year agreement through which the EU will provide 7 Million Euro to Sweden for targeted capacity building. Sweden will co-finance the program with about 3.3 million Euro.
The Partnership for Accountability and Transparency (PAT) program aims at strengthening the priority areas of Cambodia’s PFM reform: revenue mobilization, economic statistics, external audit, budget transparency, external oversight through the Parliament and anti-corruption.
Partnership is a key word in this program. To a large extent, implementation takes place through institutional cooperation between Swedish government agencies and their Cambodian counterparts, which also provide the foundation for broader and deeper relations between Sweden and Cambodia. However, the most important type of partnership is that between Cambodian actors and organizations involved in the program: the National Audit Authority, the General Department of Taxation, the National Institute of Statistics, the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia and Transparency International Cambodia.