This eighth annual report of the Independent Management Advisory Committee (IMAC) to the ITU Council contains conclusions and recommendations for the Council's consideration in compliance with IMAC's terms of reference.
This report draws the Council's attention to:
" Identified fraud and irregularity, and inadequate internal control;
" Qualification of the External Auditor's Opinion for 2018 and its implications for the ITU;
" The need for effective management oversight and accountability in relation to the regional offices;
" Management accountability in ITU overall.
In particular, this report presents advice on the need for substantially improved management oversight and internal control in the light of the weaknesses revealed by the recent fraud case in a regional office; and especially the need to establish a culture of transparency and collaboration leading to stronger individual management responsibility and effective accountability.