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Indonesia’s Audit Board Organizes SAI PMF Seminar
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Indonesia’s Audit Board Organizes SAI PMF Seminar

The Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK) organized a Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) seminar earlier this year in Bali, Indonesia, to increase awareness about SAI PMF as a useful tool for SAIs within the Asian region. The SAI PMF is an international framework for self, peer or external assessment of a SAI’s performance...

State Audit Office Vietnam Issues 39 Audit Standards
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State Audit Office Vietnam Issues 39 Audit Standards

The State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) issued a set of 39 public sector audit standards last year. These compliance standards, based on the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI), along with a glossary of technical terms, will now be applied to every audit SAV performs. The issuance, as part of SAV’s commitment to the INTOSAI Development Initiative...

SAIs of Belarus and Slovakia Sign MoU
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SAIs of Belarus and Slovakia Sign MoU

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Belarus and Slovakia signed a Memorandum on Cooperation during the Committee of State Control of Belarus’ visit to the Slovak Republic. The document was signed by Mr. Vladimir Kukharev, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of State Control of Belarus, and Mr. Karol Mitrik, Head of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of Slovakia. According to the memorandum...

Swedish Parliament Elects New Auditors General
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Swedish Parliament Elects New Auditors General

The Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) elected three new Auditors General (AG) February 15, 2017. The new AGs, who took office March 15, 2017, are (pictured above from left to right) Mr. Ingvar Mattson, Mr. Stefan Lundgren and Ms. Helena Lindberg. The AGs are appointed for a single 7-year term to the Swedish National Audit Office (NAO) and are expected to remain in the position until the term's end. Together, the AGs decide...

Ecuador’s National Assemby Appoints New Comptroller General
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Ecuador’s National Assemby Appoints New Comptroller General

The National Assembly of Ecuador appointed Dr. Carlos Pólit Faggioni as the Comptroller General of the State for a period of 5 years on March 15th, 2017.

In accordance with national regulations, prior to his formal appointment, the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control officially ratified Dr. Pólit as the head of Ecuador’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI). Ratification came after the Citizens Selection Commission report approval and contest of merits and opposition results...

Slovak Republic SAO Hosts ISSAI Seminar
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Slovak Republic SAO Hosts ISSAI Seminar

The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Slovak Republic (SR) organized a seminar on the "Implementation of ISSAI 300—Fundamental Principles of Performance Auditing—Experience and Best Practice" in Bratislava, Slovakia, in April 2017. Nearly 60 international delegates and 30 national experts attended the two-day event...

SAI Portugal Gets New President, Hosts SDG Seminar
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SAI Portugal Gets New President, Hosts SDG Seminar

Vítor Caldeira was appointed President of Tribunal de Contas of Portugal October 2016 by decree of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Mr. Caldeira, who served as the Portuguese member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) since March 2000, held the position of President of the ECA since 2008, following his election for three consecutive terms. As ECA President, he was responsible for...

CAG India Hosts Commonwealth AG Conference
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CAG India Hosts Commonwealth AG Conference

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India hosted the XXIII Commonwealth Auditors General Conference (CAGC) in New Delhi, India, March 21-23, 2017. Seventy-four delegates from 36 countries, including 24 heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), attended the three-day event. Discussions centered on the main theme, "Fostering Partnerships for Capacity Development in Public Audit," within the context of two sub-themes...

UAE SAI Moves to New HQ, Honors CIPFA Graduates
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UAE SAI Moves to New HQ, Honors CIPFA Graduates

The State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially moved into its new headquarters on April 2, 2017, in Zayed City. Dr. Harib Al Amimi, President of UAE’s State Audit Institution, stated that allocating an independent structure for the organization emphasized leadership’s interest in enhancing the Supreme Audit Institution’s (SAI) ability to support, empower and...