Autumn 2017

In memoriam of Jørgen Kosmo
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In memoriam of Jørgen Kosmo

Mr. Jørgen Kosmo, former Auditor General (AG) of Norway, passed away July 24, 2017, at the age of 69. He was appointed by Parliament as the AG of Norway in 2006 and held the position until he retired in 2013. In this capacity, he also served as...

You’re Invited to Lima Declaration Commemoration
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You’re Invited to Lima Declaration Commemoration

In 1977, the city of Lima, Peru, welcomed 95 delegations from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) all over the world to attend INCOSAI IX. Representatives gathered to discuss relevant topics related to international public auditing, and the result is what we, 40 years later, call the Magna Carta of government auditing: The Lima Declaration. The Lima Declaration highlights...

Czech and Slovak Republics Team Up for Parallel Audit
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Czech and Slovak Republics Team Up for Parallel Audit

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic concluded an "Agreement on Cooperation in Parallel Audits Targeting Excise Duty" in 2015. The parallel audit goal was to compare excise duties administration performance from 2012 to 2015 and identify process strengths and weaknesses. In cases bearing significant differences affecting efficiency and usefulness, the audit aimed to identify...

Knowledge Development, Sharing: Keys to Success
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Knowledge Development, Sharing: Keys to Success

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) value chain consists of knowledge development and standards setting; capacity development; knowledge sharing; and assessment and feedback. The Knowledge Sharing Committee (KSC) plays a key role in the value chain by contributing to knowledge development and knowledge sharing components...

KSC Continues Tradition of Exchange
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KSC Continues Tradition of Exchange

More than 25 delegates representing 12 Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) came to Bali, Indonesia, to attend the 9th Steering Committee Meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services Committee...

EUROSAI Joint Seminar on SAI, Auditor Relations
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EUROSAI Joint Seminar on SAI, Auditor Relations

The European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) teamed up with the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) for a joint seminar in Brussels, Belgium, May 11, 2017. The event, hosted by the Belgian Court of Audit and chaired by Mr. Gijs de Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science, marked the culmination of the EUROSAI-ECIIA cooperation...

AFROSAI Hosts Illicit Financial Flow Conference
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AFROSAI Hosts Illicit Financial Flow Conference

The Secretary General of the African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI), in partnership with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), African Organization of Public Accounts Committee (AFROPAC) and Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), organized an international conference on Illicit Financial Flows May 24-26, 2017, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Under the theme, “Tackling Illicit Financial Flows (IFF): An African Approach to a Global Phenomenon,” the conference...

NAO Estonia Develops MOOCs on Environmental Auditing
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NAO Estonia Develops MOOCs on Environmental Auditing

The National Audit Office (NAO) of Estonia, in cooperation with the University of Tartu (Estonia), has developed two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on environmental auditing. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a form of open, no-cost education accessible through online platforms. MOOCs, developed by universities, or in cooperation with them, make quality higher education available to a wider audience...