The Support Planning, Administration and Oversight of the Interim Government of Venezuela (SVIG) project provides the Venezuela Interim Government (IG) the capacity it requires to function effectively as an administrative unit with sectoral as well as diplomatic, legislative, legal and communication capacity. The SVIG objectives include:
International Development Group LLC (IDG) is supporting the IG through the SVIG project’s four (4) project Components:
IDG proposed technical assistance to the IG in agreed-upon areas related to public financial management and setting up the institutions needed to run the Government, first in exile, and then in-country. Discussions on the PFM technical assistance are ongoing during this period, pending clarification of IG needs and of assistance to be provided in this area from other agencies. IDG has led discussions on the PFM technical assistance with the IG and USAID to ensure a clear understanding of strategic needs. IDG is implementing technical advisory services and advancing core requirements of a strong public financial management institution, to establish a PFM system with processes, procedures, and systems that can receive funds on behalf of the Government of Venezuela, manage them, spend them, and account for expenditures. The key focus areas include:
Additional PFM support has been provided to support the creation of a Comptroller’s office, designed to provide financial oversight for the IG budget. This new office, in Miami, FL, is a distinct priority of the IG and IDG has focused efforts to facilitate its implementation through salary support, procurements, and rent support.
IDG is supporting the Venezuelan Interim Government commissions by providing staffing, contracting specialized services, facilitating travel logistics, and supporting other needs that arise. These support services are specifically provided for the President’s office in Venezuela, the diplomatic representation in the United States, the Foreign Affairs commission based in Embassies worldwide, and the Special Attorney General’s based in the United States.