Internal audit as a monitoring instrument
The Unit for Internal Audit in the MFA monitors the activities of the Ministry's operative units and the operation of Finland's diplomatic and consular missions abroad. Internal audits of development cooperation are used to examine whether projects and programmes have been subject to sufficient and effective controls. Another objective is to assess if the modalities ensure that the funds are used for the intended purpose. On the basis of its assessments, the Unit for Internal Audit makes recommendations for improving controls and risk management and monitors the implementation of its recommendations.