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March: Export Development Canada recognizes Cowater's global business sucess.

Click on the video below to learn about Cowater's global sucess.

March: Cowater Selected to Strengthen Public Sector Auditing in Afghanistan

Cowater is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Government of Afghanistan to manage and implement a USD 4.9 million dollar contract under the Second Public Financial Management Reform Project. The main objective of the assignment is to support the Supreme Audit Office of Afghanistan's (SAO) audit operations and to develop capacity in compliance audit and financial statement audit.

The project is set to run for three years and will support the SAO to develop a comprehensive auditing manual that will strengthen audit methodology for all SAO ministries and upgrade compliance audit methodology to INTOSAI standards. This methodology will be applied to a significant share of government operations over the life of the project.

This project will be managed by Cowater's Public Financial Management and Accountability Group, a Cowater division recognized for its work to strengthen Supreme Audit Institutions and build public sector audit capacity worldwide. 

January: Cowater selected  by the Australian Aid Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for a $60M Women's Empowerment project in Indonesia

Building on Cowater's 19 years of experience implementing development projects in Indonesia, Cowater has been selected by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as the Managing Contractor for the initial phase of an eight year program to improve access to critical services for three million poor women. The "Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction" (MAMPU) Program aims to improve the lives of poor rural and urban women in Indonesia by increasing access to jobs and social protection, improving conditions for overseas migrant labourers and strengthening leadership in the areas of maternal health and combatting violence against women. Read more...


Cowater wishes to thank the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for permission to use three photographs on this website.