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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...

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...

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...

State Audit Office of Vietnam Hosts ASOSAI Assembly in September
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State Audit Office of Vietnam Hosts ASOSAI Assembly in September

The SAV, in an effort to continue its international cooperation, will host the 14th ASOSAI Assembly in Hanoi this year. The assembly will set the stage for delegates to learn more about the SAV, the nation’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), as well as the nation itself. Vietnam, a dynamic and friendly destination, provides the perfect backdrop for global SAIs to learn about the SAV and ASOSAI while exploring...

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...

Professional Pronouncements Framework Migration Underway
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Professional Pronouncements Framework Migration Underway

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) established a new Framework for Professional Pronouncements (IFPP) in 2016 at the XXII INCOSAI. The IFPP aims to enhance the clarity and credibility of professional pronouncements and further the use and applicability of the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) as...

OLACEFS, IDI Host Coordinated Audit Conference on SDG5
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OLACEFS, IDI Host Coordinated Audit Conference on SDG5

The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), with support from the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI), hosted a conference for the Coordinated Audit on SDG 5: Gender Equality. Participants in the April 2018 event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, included...