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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...

SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved
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SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved

The Programs and Reports Committee of the Court of Accounts in Algeria approved the SAI’s second strategic plan covering the years 2015 to 2018 at its meeting held April 1, 2015. The plan takes into account the recommendations of its recent peer review and a partnership with the French Court of Accounts. Based on recommendations from its peer review report, the Court of Accounts expressed its willingness to receive institutional support to strengthen...

CNAO, GAO Leverage Expertise to Generate Results
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CNAO, GAO Leverage Expertise to Generate Results

In 2012, heads of the SAIs of China and USA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to the MoU’s objective, "The participants intend to establish, improve, and develop a framework for cooperation in national audit and promote effective interaction between the participants on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and mutual benefit." The MoU has allowed the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China (CNAO) and the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) the opportunity to...

Myanmar Welcomes New Union Auditor General
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Myanmar Welcomes New Union Auditor General

On April 5, 2016, Mr. Maw Than, a well-known economist (born August 28, 1939), officially assumed his role as Union Auditor General (UAG) of the Office of the Auditor General of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. He was appointed by the President in 2016 with the approval of the Parliament for a term of five years. Mr. Maw Than has served in several high-visibility roles, including...