Autumn 2017

SAI Myanmar Hosts Several Workshops, Meetings
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SAI Myanmar Hosts Several Workshops, Meetings

The Office of the Auditor General of Union-Myanmar (OAGM) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted a joint train-the-trainer workshop on applying International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, May 8-12, 2017. The workshop, designed to share knowledge and experience with ISSAI-based financial audit manuals and guidelines...

SAI Norway Completes Special Audit on Major Project
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SAI Norway Completes Special Audit on Major Project

Following a number of current, as well as anticipated, resource overruns, the Norwegian Parliament (the Storting) requested the Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAGN) perform a special audit on a major building project on the site of Parliament—a project both initiated and managed by the Parliament itself. The project, originally budgeted for $100 million in May 2013, consisted of three parts...

Japan’s BOA Hosts Auditing Public Construction Works Event
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Japan’s BOA Hosts Auditing Public Construction Works Event

The Board of Audit of Japan (BOA), in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), hosted a seminar on "Government Audit in Public Construction Works" as part of Japan’s official development assistance programs. The annual event, held June 18-July 8, 2017, at JICA’s training center in Tokyo, Japan, and BOA’s training facility in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, is designed to share experiences and best practices with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of developing countries...

SAI Costa Rica, IDI Assess “Bridge to Development”
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SAI Costa Rica, IDI Assess “Bridge to Development”

The SAI of Costa Rica, in coordination with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI), executed a performance audit in 2016 to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of "Bridge to Development (BTD)," a national strategy designed to care for families in extreme poverty. With the increased emphasis on auditing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this coordinated audit, now, more than ever, holds additional significance...

Czech Republic SAO Supports SDG Audits
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Czech Republic SAO Supports SDG Audits

The SAO of the Czech Republic (Czech SAO) has maintained a long-term focus on the environment and its importance for sustainability. In this endeavor, the Czech SAO is an active member of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) for both the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI). Under the umbrella of the INTOSAI WGEA, the Czech SAO has already completed two successful environmental auditing projects and has recently undertaken a third...

Malta NAO Hosts EU Contact Committee Seminars
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Malta NAO Hosts EU Contact Committee Seminars

The National Audit Office (NAO) of Malta hosted the 2017 European Union (EU) Contact Committee joint seminars on the Fiscal Policy Audit Network and Europe 2020 Strategy Audit Network May 30-31, 2017. Thirty-five participants from 18 national audit institutions, along with European Court of Auditors (ECA) representatives, attended the Fiscal Policy Audit Network seminar designed to improve methodologies and practices in auditing national fiscal policy. The network, chaired by the National Audit Office of Finland, strives to...

High Level Meeting on SDG Implementation
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High Level Meeting on SDG Implementation

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI) and the United Nations (UN) jointly held the "Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting" July 20-21, 2017, at the UN headquarters in New York. The meeting, which focused on "Auditing Preparedness for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," brought together high-ranking SAI representatives and prominent stakeholders...

SAO Czech Republic Elected EUROSAI Chair
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SAO Czech Republic Elected EUROSAI Chair

The Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic (SAO) was elected to chair the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) at the Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, in May. The SAO, leading EUROSAI from 2020-2023, will host the 2020 Congress in Prague. The SAO summarizes the vision for EUROSAI with Project "3C"—Communication, Cooperation and Comparison. Under the 3C vision, the SAO strives to achieve effective collaborative relationships during its presidency, recognizing that EUROSAI should be efficient and add value to its members. The aim is to achieve...