Inside INTOSAI

PFAC Members Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Progress, Way Forward
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PFAC Members Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Progress, Way Forward

The General Auditing Bureau (GAB) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions' (INTOSAI) 15th Policy, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) meeting in Riyadh, where members came together to discuss INTOSAI's past progress and future initiatives. The PFAC aims to organize and govern INTOSAI in ways that promote...

INTOSAI Collaborates, Shares with Key Partners at High Level Political Forum
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INTOSAI Collaborates, Shares with Key Partners at High Level Political Forum

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) General Secretariat teamed up with the United Nations (UN) and permanent representatives of Austria and Canada to the UN to coordinate a round table discussion as part of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development. Dr. Margit Kraker, INTOSAI’s Secretary General...

WGBD Meets to Discuss Big Data Importance, Limits, Integration, Quality
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WGBD Meets to Discuss Big Data Importance, Limits, Integration, Quality

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions’ (INTOSAI) Working Group on Big Data (WGBD) met in April 2018 at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) headquarters in Washington, D.C., for its second meeting. More than 40 members from 20 countries attended the meeting to help advance the WGBD objectives—identify the challenges and opportunities faced by...

PASAI Congress Embraces Digital Demands and Change
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PASAI Congress Embraces Digital Demands and Change

The digital age is upon us. It has been called the greatest information revolution since the advent of the printing press. But, how can Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) adapt? Organizers of the 21st Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) Congress held in August in Queensland, Australia, recognized this challenge—for every sector of society, including every SAI...

The Water Will Come: A Conversation with Prominent Climate Change Expert
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The Water Will Come: A Conversation with Prominent Climate Change Expert

"It's a done deal. We are going to get a significant amount of sea level rise.” Jeff Goodell does not mince words. “Sea-level rise is one of the central facts of our time, as real as gravity. It will reshape our world in ways most of us can only dimly imagine,” he said. The author of five books, Goodell is a prominent expert on climate change, energy policy and humanity's relationship with a changing planet...

Using Integrity, Fraud Management Publications to Increase Transparency
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Using Integrity, Fraud Management Publications to Increase Transparency

New resources are now available that Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) may find helpful when conducting audits using the extractive industries value chain, which describes the development process from discovery through extraction to lasting value creation for society. An important step in the value chain process is awarding contracts and licenses...