In June 2015, Chairs and Members of Public Accounts and equivalent Committees of Commonwealth parliaments attending the 4th Westminster Workshop on Parliamentary Financial Scrutiny of Public Expenditure constituted the Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees (CAPAC).
CAPAC is designed to support the work of Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees in promoting good governance, implementing the declaration on these committees contained in the communiqué of the November 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: 'Heads of Government further reaffirmed that strong and independent Parliamentary oversight plays an important role in preserving the trust of citizens in the integrity of government, through Public Accounts Committees that are effective, independent and transparent.'
Hon. Mohamed Nashiz MP
PAC Chair, Maldives
Chair of CAPAC
Hon. Juan Watterson SHK
PAC Chair, Isle of Man
Vice Chair of CAPAC
As set out in the CAPAC constitution, a small CAPAC Coordination Unit is provided by a Commonwealth Member branch. This is informally known as the Secretariat. The Secretariat provides administrative support for the Association under the direction of the Chair of the Executive Committee. The current Secretariat is CPA Trinidad and Tobago, and the contact person is Mr Justin Jarrette.
For more information please contact Justin Jarrette using the contact form.
CAPAC member committees
Executive Committee members
Member committees joined CAPAC 2022-23
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
New South Wales
Papua New Guinea
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
This online portal is a learning hub for public financial oversight and a platform for Chairs, members and clerks of Public Accounts Committees across the Commonwealth to engage and share ideas and best practice.
This portal was developed as part of CPA UK’s work for the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy, a two-year programme that was launched at the 2018 London meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government. In early 2021 it was redesigned as part of a CPA UK project funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
This portal serves as a platform for engagement, where users can easily post or follow topics of discussion on PAC-related content, such as procedural questions or tips for interacting with witnesses.
The portal features resources on a wide range of topics relevant to the daily business of Public Accounts Committees. It includes videos, checklists, procedural briefings, infographics and ideas to assist you in scrutinising government spending, promoting accountable leadership, and engaging varied stakeholders to achieve outcomes that are equitable and sustainable.