Advisory Committees and Bodies

Advisory Committees

WFP Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

The Independent Oversight Advisory Committee serves in an expert advisory capacity to assist the Executive Board and the Executive Director in exercising their governance responsibilities. The membership of the Audit Committee is wholly independent and external to the WFP Secretariat and the Board.
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FAO Finance Committee

The FAO Finance Committee is one of two financial advisory bodies to the WFP Executive Board. Its role is to provide guidance on financial matters to assist the Board in adequately exercising control over the financial administration of WFP.
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Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly based in New York and, like the FAO Finance Committee, provides guidance to the Board on financial matters.
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Advisory Bodies

WFP External Auditor

The WFP External Auditor performs audits of WFP accounts and additional tasks requested by the Executive Board from time to time. The full scope of the work and the Terms of Reference of the WFP External Auditor are defined by the WFP Financial Regulations, under Chapter XIV and its Annex.

The External Auditor is appointed by the Executive Board through a competitive process and is the Auditor-General (or equivalent) of a State member. The Bundesrechnungshofes of Germany is the WFP External Auditor for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2028.

For reference, see: Decisions and recommendations of the 2021 second regular session of the Executive Board