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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...

UAE Hosts 67th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting
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UAE Hosts 67th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting

Dr. Harib Al Amimi, President of State Audit Institution and First Vice-Chairman of the INTOSAI Governing Board, opened the 67th INTOSAI Governing Board meeting held at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), November 9-11, 2015. Dr. Al Amimi delivered an opening speech welcoming the heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), governing board...

Rwanda OAG Receives Best Performance Audit Report Award
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Rwanda OAG Receives Best Performance Audit Report Award

At the 13th AFROSAI-E Governing Board meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, May 2016, the Office of the Auditor General-Rwanda was awarded the 2015 Prize for the best Performance Audit Report in the AFROSAI-E region. AFROSAI-E is the sub-regional Organization for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in English speaking countries in Africa. This prize was launched in...

Professional Standards Committee Meets in Denmark
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Professional Standards Committee Meets in Denmark

The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) met in Copenhagen in May 2016. The event marked a significant milestone for the PSC Chair (Denmark) as this year is its last as chair of that committee. Representatives from the Tribunal de Contas (TCU) in Brazil (the incoming chair) and the European Court of Audits (incoming vice chair) discussed...

You May Have Noticed…Something Has Changed
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You May Have Noticed…Something Has Changed

The Journal is committed to this continued transformation, and you may have noticed a bit of a metamorphosis in the overall look and feel of this edition. The goals behind the redesign of the Journal include giving it a more contemporary, yet corporate, look and feel; providing a cleaner and more engaging reading experience; increasing readership accessibility; and adapting the Journal into a more robust tool for knowledge sharing...