The World Bank has engaged the Central Internal Audit Unit (CIAU) as one of the implementing partners of Governance to Enable Service Delivery (GESD) project which is being coordinated by the National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC).

Under the project, CIAU will assist in building capacity for internal audit functions in Local Councils. Among others, this will involve conducting technical assessment of internal audit functions; reviewing and developing internal audit instruments and training materials; delivering training to Internal Audit staff and council committees; and providing on the job training to Internal Auditors in undertaking their internal audit assignments.

 GESD Project is a new World Bank funded project implemented by NLGFC whose objective is to strengthen core national and local government institutions in order to improve the efficiency, equity and accountability of public resources for devolved services. The project was launched on 16th April, 2021 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.