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Turkish Court of Accounts Coordinates Meetings, Workshops
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Turkish Court of Accounts Coordinates Meetings, Workshops

The Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA) hosted several meetings in Ankara, Turkey, in October 2016, including the 21st Economic Cooperation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ECOSAI) Governing Board Meeting; 16th Training Committee Meeting; and 7th ECOSAI Assembly. Mr. Seyit Ahmet Baş, ECOSAI Chairman, kicked off the meetings with opening remarks to attendees...

BAI of Korea Hosts Triennial Seminar in Seoul
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BAI of Korea Hosts Triennial Seminar in Seoul

The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) of Korea hosted a triennial seminar themed on "How to Ensure Efficient Auditing and Effectiveness of Audit Results." The seminar, held in Seoul, Korea, mid-October last year, saw 50 participants from 31 SAIs in the Asian Region. During the event, participants were divided into three groups, where they shared individual Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) policies and practices...

SAI Peru Opens New National Training Center
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SAI Peru Opens New National Training Center

A model of academic excellence for public management and government control in Latin America. The opening of Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) Peru’s new National Training Center reflects the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru’s dedication to institutional strengthening continuously promoted over the years...

Maldives AGO Publishes New Strategic Plan
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Maldives AGO Publishes New Strategic Plan

The Auditor General’s Office (AGO) of the Republic of Maldives published its Strategic Plan (SP) for 2017-2019, which has been officially launched by the Vice President of the Republic of Maldives, Mr. Abdulla Jihadh. Mr. Jihadh noted that auditors are to report facts, not to find fault, and he urged government and state entities to cooperate with auditors and facilitate access...

Bulgaria NAO Launches E-Health Analysis
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Bulgaria NAO Launches E-Health Analysis

In 2016, the Bulgarian National Audit Office (NAO) began implementing an audit to assess the effectiveness on the development of e-health in the country. E-health, as determined by the European Union, is a key factor for the European market of health services and control to manage progressively increasing health system expenditures. E-health seeks to improve citizens’ health status and quality of life...

Romanian Court of Accounts Adopts New Norms
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Romanian Court of Accounts Adopts New Norms

The Romanian Court of Accounts has adopted new Methodological Norms in the field of public procurement and has recently published guidelines on public procurement and sectoral procurement examination on the institution’s website. The guidelines act as a work tool for staff having field control competencies. The guidelines have been drafted in keeping with the...

New Zealand’s CAG Begins Seven-Year Term
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New Zealand’s CAG Begins Seven-Year Term

Martin Matthews began his seven-year term as New Zealand’s Controller and Auditor-General on February 1, 2017. Matthews, who has worked in public service for more than 36 years, joined the Audit Office in 1979, where he spent his first 18 years holding various portfolios and reaching the role of Assistant Auditor-General from 1990 to 1998. He has also held the positions...

Egypt’s ASA Participates in COMESA Events
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Egypt’s ASA Participates in COMESA Events

Egypt’s Accountability State Authority (ASA) participated in several Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) events, including the 36th COMESA Committee meeting on Administration and Budgetary matters held in Lusaka, Zambia. Several key recommendations were issued, including the...

Czech Republic SAO Signs Agreement with IFAC
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Czech Republic SAO Signs Agreement with IFAC

The President of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloslav Kala, signed an agreement with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in December, granting the SAO permission to translate and publish the 2016 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements (IPSAS). The 2016 IPSAS Handbook includes a conceptual framework...