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Evaluation Working Group: Achievements and Future Prospects
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Evaluation Working Group: Achievements and Future Prospects

Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) pursue three objectives when evaluating public policies: (1) enlighten public debate, (2) offer recommendations to improve or discontinue a public policy and (3) analyze the follow-up to these evaluations. The Evaluation Working Group (EWG), composed of 22 SAI members and chaired by SAI France, was tasked with establishing widely accepted guidelines on evaluating public policies. The resulting document...

Joint Seminar on SDGs, Oversight a Success!
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Joint Seminar on SDGs, Oversight a Success!

The International Seminar on "Sustainable Development Goals and Oversight" held in Santiago, Chile, shortly after INCOSAI XXII, came to a successful conclusion. The seminar’s aim was twofold—to serve as a platform to disseminate the 2030 Agenda and to encourage discussion on the role external control should play in implementing the goals. In addition, the seminar provided an opportunity to launch...

Ready to Conquer Standard Setting Journey
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Ready to Conquer Standard Setting Journey

As I undertake the challenging mission of chairing INTOSAI’s Professional Standards Committee (PSC), I am grateful for this opportunity to address the worldwide Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) community to discuss this new period of standard setting in public auditing. The 22nd INCOSAI inaugurated a new phase by approving the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, authorizing the review of the current International Standards...

CAROSAI Hosts Congress in Suriname
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CAROSAI Hosts Congress in Suriname

The Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) held its X Congress in Paramaribo, Suriname, May 30-June 2, 2016. "Strengthening SAIs through training, collaborative audits and implementation of International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs)" was the theme for this year’s event...

ISSAI 5600 Review in Final Stage
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ISSAI 5600 Review in Final Stage

The revised ISSAI 5600 Guide content has undergone significant change to reflect the growing knowledge on the topic within the INTOSAI community in addition to feedback and suggestions received from INTOSAI members since the standard adoption in 2010 at XX INCOSAI...