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Romanian SAI Contributes to National Strategy
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Romanian SAI Contributes to National Strategy

Last year, the Romanian government approved the National Strategy on Public Procurement, which bears the primary objective of reforming the institutional framework of the Romanian public procurement system. This reformation will be achieved through the incorporation of European directives into national law...

SAI Ecuador Incorporates ISSAIs into Norms
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SAI Ecuador Incorporates ISSAIs into Norms

The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador has created an auditing committee to evaluate the current "Ecuadorian Auditing Governmental Standards" and incorporate the main content of the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) into the updated norms...

New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership
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New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership

On April 5, 2016, Doctor Ho Duc Phoc was appointed by the National Assembly as Auditor General (AG) of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV). He was nominated by the Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) and was approved by the majority of the NA. Dr Phoc says that, "I will try, with my utmost efforts, together with other leaders of the SAV and the entire Office, to achieve...

NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General
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NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General

On March 30, 2016, Charles Deguara was appointed as Malta’s new Auditor General by the President of Malta following unanimous approval by Parliament for a five-year period in terms of Malta’s Constitution. He succeeds Anthony C. Mifsud, who was earlier appointed as the Parliamentary Ombudsman March 16, 2016. Prior to his appointment, Charles Deguara served...

NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal
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NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal

The National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL) approved a new long-term development document establishing the institution’s mission, vision and values, as well as its ambitious strategic goal: to increase public sector efficiency and the value it generates for society. The NAOL will strive to achieve this goal by increasing audit impact, quality and communication. We...