In recent years, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) have increasingly seen the value in engaging with civil society as a way to enhance government accountability and the quality of their audits. While we regularly engage with civil society during the normal course of our work, at no time has this been more important than during global emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic that we all have experienced for going on three years.
Civil Society Participation in Audit – the Australian National Audit Office’s Approach to Citizen Engagement in Performance Audits
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) uses several approaches to engage with citizens and CSOs during the course of a performance audit, particularly during the fieldwork phase.
Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) Audit Request System and its Implications for Public Participation
By operating the Audit Request System, BAI also strives to satisfy the need of citizens by rapidly resolving matters that disrupt the lives of the public.
Enhancing Accountability through Audits: Lessons from Collaborations Between Supreme Audit Institutions and Civil Society Organizations
The International Budget Partnership (IBP) initiated the Audit Accountability Initiative to bring together supreme audit institutions (SAIs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen government responsiveness to audit recommendations through more effective communication and engagement.
SAI Nepal Perspectives on Civil Society Participation in Performance Audits
The Office of the Auditor General of Nepal (OAGN) approved the Citizen Participation Audit (CPA) procedure in 2016. This procedure incorporates civil society partners into the audit process to provide primary sources of data or sector specific information and expertise.
Mechanisms to Enhance Community Involvement in Public Sector Audits: Evidence from SAI of Indonesia
BPK enhances the role of the community in public sector audits through three public information services, implemented by the PPID.
CSO Engagement a New Opportunity for Many Pacific Island SAIs: PASAI Stakeholder Engagement
Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI), delivered a workshop called Effective Stakeholder Engagement attended by staff from 10 Pacific Island public audit offices.
SAI Bosnia and Herzegovina’s First Communication Strategy Targets Improved Civil Society Engagement
The Audit Office of the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SAI Bosnia and Herzegovina) developed its first communication strategy for a four-year period (2022-2025). The communication strategy aims to increase the impact of SAI Bosnia and Herzegovina, and enables delivery of proper value and benefits for the society through enhanced stakeholder engagement.
Citizen Participation in Corruption Eradication From An Audit Perspective
Through the proper mechanisms and implementation of integrity, transparency and accountability principles, the Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia, along with other oversight institutions, contribute to eradicating corruption in the public sector.
INTOSAI Regional Coordination Platform (IRCP) Back Together After Pandemic
In the first week of June in 2022, this INTOSAI-Regions Coordination Platform (IRCP) gathered in a hybrid format to discuss INTOSAI’s response to capacity development challenges and opportunities faced by SAIs.