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SAI Ecuador Incorporates ISSAIs into Norms
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SAI Ecuador Incorporates ISSAIs into Norms

The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador has created an auditing committee to evaluate the current "Ecuadorian Auditing Governmental Standards" and incorporate the main content of the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) into the updated norms...

SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved
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SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved

The Programs and Reports Committee of the Court of Accounts in Algeria approved the SAI’s second strategic plan covering the years 2015 to 2018 at its meeting held April 1, 2015. The plan takes into account the recommendations of its recent peer review and a partnership with the French Court of Accounts. Based on recommendations from its peer review report, the Court of Accounts expressed its willingness to receive institutional support to strengthen...

World Bank, PEFA, DFID on SAI Contributions
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World Bank, PEFA, DFID on SAI Contributions

In this update, the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation provides contributions from the World Bank, Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat and the Department for International Development (DFID) on recent developments from the donor community related to the area of public financial management (PFM). The topics include Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PEFA assessments and anti-corruption. From...

New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership
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New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership

On April 5, 2016, Doctor Ho Duc Phoc was appointed by the National Assembly as Auditor General (AG) of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV). He was nominated by the Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) and was approved by the majority of the NA. Dr Phoc says that, "I will try, with my utmost efforts, together with other leaders of the SAV and the entire Office, to achieve...

NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General
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NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General

On March 30, 2016, Charles Deguara was appointed as Malta’s new Auditor General by the President of Malta following unanimous approval by Parliament for a five-year period in terms of Malta’s Constitution. He succeeds Anthony C. Mifsud, who was earlier appointed as the Parliamentary Ombudsman March 16, 2016. Prior to his appointment, Charles Deguara served...

The Digital Revolution: Threat or Opportunity for the Audit Profession
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The Digital Revolution: Threat or Opportunity for the Audit Profession

The audit profession in the Netherlands has been involved in a series of major incidents in recent years. The good news is that the Dutch audit profession has adopted a raft of measures since we wrote to Parliament in 2014, highlighting the main concerns from a public-sector viewpoint. The question is whether we are fighting the final battle in the war to restore public trust or just the next in a long series of battles...