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New CAG of India Appointed
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New CAG of India Appointed

On his appointment by the President of India, Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi took oath as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on September 25, 2017. Mr. Mehrishi has rich and diverse public service experience spanning nearly four decades...

French SAI Organizes Annual Seminar in Senegal
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French SAI Organizes Annual Seminar in Senegal

The French Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), in its role as General Secretary of the Organization of French-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AISCCUF), organized its annual professional seminar in Dakar, Senegal, June 28-29, 2017. This two-day event was dedicated to the new International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) adopted at last year’s INCOSAI—a theme that had not yet been discussed on the international stage...

SAO Latvia Provides Training on International Standards
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SAO Latvia Provides Training on International Standards

The State Audit Office (SAO) of Latvia, in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Certified Auditors, launched a new training program designed to educate certified auditors on applying International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs). The training program, conducted by SAO staff possessing various professional experience, currently concentrates on...

SAI Hungary Carries Out Successful Peer Review
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SAI Hungary Carries Out Successful Peer Review

To enhance its quality-driven operations, the State Audit Office of Hungary (SAO) underwent a peer review in 2014 to evaluate the innovations and methodologies introduced from 2010 under the SAO’s value preserving renewal. The SAO adopted its new communication strategy a few years ago, in which it defined its main objectives...

Important Factors for Success: NAOL’s Perspective
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Important Factors for Success: NAOL’s Perspective

Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) success stems from several measures, including robust communications (internally and externally) and leading by example. Over the years, the National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL) has established good professional relations with Lithuania’s Parliamentary Committee on Audit—our main partner assuring oversight of governmental activities...

SAI Suriname Completes PMF Assessment
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SAI Suriname Completes PMF Assessment

The Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Suriname embarked on an external performance review in September 2016. Two international experts funded by the Inter-American Bank (IDB) carried out the review, which was based on the SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF) methodology. Prior to the assessment, SAI Suriname audit staff and support department heads...

You’re Invited to Lima Declaration Commemoration
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You’re Invited to Lima Declaration Commemoration

In 1977, the city of Lima, Peru, welcomed 95 delegations from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) all over the world to attend INCOSAI IX. Representatives gathered to discuss relevant topics related to international public auditing, and the result is what we, 40 years later, call the Magna Carta of government auditing: The Lima Declaration. The Lima Declaration highlights...