In recent years, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) have increasingly seen the value in engaging with civil society as a way to enhance government accountability and the quality of their audits. While we regularly engage with civil society during the normal course of our work, at no time has this been more important than during global emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic that we all have experienced for going on three years.
Civil Society Participation in Audit – the Australian National Audit Office’s Approach to Citizen Engagement in Performance Audits
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) uses several approaches to engage with citizens and CSOs during the course of a performance audit, particularly during the fieldwork phase.
Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) Audit Request System and its Implications for Public Participation
By operating the Audit Request System, BAI also strives to satisfy the need of citizens by rapidly resolving matters that disrupt the lives of the public.
Enhancing Accountability through Audits: Lessons from Collaborations Between Supreme Audit Institutions and Civil Society Organizations
The International Budget Partnership (IBP) initiated the Audit Accountability Initiative to bring together supreme audit institutions (SAIs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen government responsiveness to audit recommendations through more effective communication and engagement.
SAI Nepal Perspectives on Civil Society Participation in Performance Audits
The Office of the Auditor General of Nepal (OAGN) approved the Citizen Participation Audit (CPA) procedure in 2016. This procedure incorporates civil society partners into the audit process to provide primary sources of data or sector specific information and expertise.
Mechanisms to Enhance Community Involvement in Public Sector Audits: Evidence from SAI of Indonesia
BPK enhances the role of the community in public sector audits through three public information services, implemented by the PPID.
CSO Engagement a New Opportunity for Many Pacific Island SAIs: PASAI Stakeholder Engagement
Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI), delivered a workshop called Effective Stakeholder Engagement attended by staff from 10 Pacific Island public audit offices.
SAI Bosnia and Herzegovina’s First Communication Strategy Targets Improved Civil Society Engagement
The Audit Office of the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SAI Bosnia and Herzegovina) developed its first communication strategy for a four-year period (2022-2025). The communication strategy aims to increase the impact of SAI Bosnia and Herzegovina, and enables delivery of proper value and benefits for the society through enhanced stakeholder engagement.
Citizen Participation in Corruption Eradication From An Audit Perspective
Through the proper mechanisms and implementation of integrity, transparency and accountability principles, the Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia, along with other oversight institutions, contribute to eradicating corruption in the public sector.
INTOSAI Regional Coordination Platform (IRCP) Back Together After Pandemic
In the first week of June in 2022, this INTOSAI-Regions Coordination Platform (IRCP) gathered in a hybrid format to discuss INTOSAI’s response to capacity development challenges and opportunities faced by SAIs.
Addressing the Lack of Access, Infrastructure, and Teacher Trainings for Distance Learning in General Education after COVID-19: Recommendations from SAI Georgia
The State Audit Office of Georgia (SAOG) recognized a need for the performance audit of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and developed related audit findings and recommendations to overcome challenges.
OLACEFS Continues to Make Progress in the Area of Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination
Over the years, the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) has developed new spaces and advances in terms of Gender Equality.
AFROSAI-E Engages Member Countries and Key Stakeholders at the 2022 Strategic Review & 18th Governing Board Meeting
Over 110 delegates from AFROSAI-E’s 26 member countries, partner institutions, and key stakeholders attended its 2022 Strategic Review and 18th Governing Board meeting.
Chairmanship of CAROSAI passed to the Court of Audit Aruba during the XII CAROSAI Congress
During the week of May 15th to May 19th, 2022, the XII CAROSAI Congress was organized in Aruba by the Court of Audit Aruba. The theme for the XII CAROSAI Congress, “Targeting Superior Audit Impact”, promotes accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness.
OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee Launches the 2022-2024 OLACEFS Training Plan
The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) launched the 2022-2024 OLACEFS Training Plan, which contemplates the offer of capacity building initiatives for the three-year period.
Task Force Incorporates Stakeholder Feedback to Draft Strategic Plan
The INTOSAI Task Force on Strategic Planning continues to make significant progress in developing the INTOSAI Strategic Plan for 2023-2028.
IDI Signs Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women as a Key Partner for the Equal Futures Audit Initiative
On July 17, 2022, the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with UN Women to become stakeholders on IDI’s Equal Futures Audit Initiative.
INTOSAI – UN High Level Political Forum Side Event Highlights SAI Contributions to the 2030 Agenda
Multiple INTOSAI entities jointly organized a discussion panel in New York City to spotlight Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) contributions to the United Nations’ (UN) 2030 Agenda and efforts to address UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The AFROSAI Governing Board’s Extraordinary Meeting and the 15th AFROSAI General Assembly Part 2: SAI Egypt’s Summary and Participation
SAI Egypt participated in the AFROSAI Governing Board's Extraordinary Meeting, as well as the 15th AFROSAI General Assembly Part 2.
The Algerian Court of Accounts (COA) Implements Cooperation Programs and Engages the INTOSAI Community in High-Level Regional and International Events
The Algerian Court of Accounts (COA) has recently concluded and implemented a number of cooperation programs, further demonstrating the COA commitment to effective partnerships.
Jana Ahčin appointed the President of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia
On 1 July 2022, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, by secret ballot voting, decided on the proposal of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, to appoint Jana Ahčin as the new President of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia.
SAI Thailand Champions the FAIR Concept to Respond to COVID-19 Operations Challenges
SAI Thailand utilizes the FAIR concept (flexibility, agility, information technology, and resilience) to confront the post-pandemic environment for public sector auditing.
Belgian Court of Audit Receives ISO 9001:2015 certification
The Belgian Court of Audit received its ISO 9001:2015 certification for the processes leading to its core products.
SAI Egypt Participates in a Number of INTOSAI Meetings and Events, and Leads Key Accountability Efforts
Since January 2022, the Accountability State Authority of Egypt (ASA) participated in a number of meetings and events, contributing to knowledge sharing within the INTOSAI community, as well as the broader auditing community.
Appointment of Mr. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen as the New Auditor General of the SAI of Norway
The Norwegian Parliament has elected Mr. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen to be the new Head of the Office of the Auditor General of Norway for a four-year term from 1 January 2022.
The Uzbekistan Chamber Accounts Launches a “State Audit” E-Platform
The Uzbekistan Chamber of Accounts launched a special e-platform, named “State Audit”, which allows the Chamber of Accounts to track control activities of public funds through a centralized system.
SAI New Zealand Publishes New “Good Practice Guidance on Performance Reporting”
In April 2022, SAI New Zealand published good practice guidance on performance reporting to support public organisations in improving how they report to Parliament and the public on their performance.
Mongolian National Audit Office Launches a New E-learning System
In 2021, the Mongolian National Audit Office (MNAO) carried out major reforms to digitally transform its Electronic and Integrated Audit Management System. The MNAO developed a new web-portal, which provides virtual training, or e-learning accessibility for auditors.
Birgitte Hansen Appointed as the Head of the Danish Supreme Audit Institution
With effect on May 2022, Birgitte Hansen has been appointed new auditor general of Rigsrevisionen.
The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Expands International Cooperation
The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan actively participates in strengthening external public financial control at the international level in close cooperation with foreign partners. In 2022, as part of these activities, the Chamber of Accounts expanded its international cooperation.
The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Scores Well on the Open Budget Index for Supreme Audit Institutions
The Open Budget Index (OBI), developed by the International Budget Partnership (IBP), assessed the transparency of budget processes and the availability of budget information to the public. In the 2021 report, the Chamber of Accounts of Azerbaijan scored well in several categories.