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NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal
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NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal

The National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL) approved a new long-term development document establishing the institution’s mission, vision and values, as well as its ambitious strategic goal: to increase public sector efficiency and the value it generates for society. The NAOL will strive to achieve this goal by increasing audit impact, quality and communication. We...

Emerging Risk Framework for Banking Systems, Regulatory Response
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Emerging Risk Framework for Banking Systems, Regulatory Response

Financial institutions and markets provide essential services to the U.S. and global economies. However, weaknesses in federal oversight have contributed to the thrift and bank crises in the 1980s and the financial crisis experienced from 2007-2009. For example, the resolution of banks and thrifts during these crises cost federal bank and thrift insurance funds over $165 billion and resulted in unprecedented...

SAO Hungary Issues “Pillars of Good Governance” Series
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SAO Hungary Issues “Pillars of Good Governance” Series

The State Audit Office of Hungary (SAO) fundamentally renewed its activities in the past 5 years further developing international principles of good governance. The SAO’s study series titled "Pillars of Good Governance" and the Hungarian model of good governance embody the results of our work, our experience gained during the renewal and the synthesis of our knowledge. In accordance with its institutional strategy, the mission of the State Audit Office of Hungary (SAO) is to promote...

SAI Costa Rica Conducts Transparency Survey
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SAI Costa Rica Conducts Transparency Survey

In February, a specialized technical team from the SAI of Costa Rica conducted a national telephone survey to study the opinions of citizens and public procurement bidders on transparency in the country. Specifically, questions were asked about the following topics: Access to information: perception of access to information from municipalities, institutions, government and others. Accountability: perception...

Thailand Hosts ASOSAI GB Meeting and International Symposium
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Thailand Hosts ASOSAI GB Meeting and International Symposium

The Office of the Auditor General of Thailand (OAG) hosted the 50th Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Governing Board Meeting (GBM), as well as the International Symposium on the "National Integrity System (NIS)" February 15-19, 2016, on the auspicious occasion of the 100th anniversary of its establishment. The objectives of the symposium were...

Taking Actions Globally for a Sustainable Future
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Taking Actions Globally for a Sustainable Future

It is a great privilege and gives me deep pleasure to seize this opportunity at the end of my 12-year term as Secretary General of INTOSAI to reflect on the past decade’s milestones and to take an outlook on future opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead. When I assumed office as Secretary General of INTOSAI, the organization was shaped by new visions and the spirit of renewal and innovation. My appointment to office coincided with the adoption of INTOSAI’s first Strategic Plan...