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Czech and Slovak Republics Team Up for Parallel Audit
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Czech and Slovak Republics Team Up for Parallel Audit

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic concluded an "Agreement on Cooperation in Parallel Audits Targeting Excise Duty" in 2015. The parallel audit goal was to compare excise duties administration performance from 2012 to 2015 and identify process strengths and weaknesses. In cases bearing significant differences affecting efficiency and usefulness, the audit aimed to identify...

NAO Estonia Develops MOOCs on Environmental Auditing
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NAO Estonia Develops MOOCs on Environmental Auditing

The National Audit Office (NAO) of Estonia, in cooperation with the University of Tartu (Estonia), has developed two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on environmental auditing. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a form of open, no-cost education accessible through online platforms. MOOCs, developed by universities, or in cooperation with them, make quality higher education available to a wider audience...

SAI Myanmar Hosts Several Workshops, Meetings
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SAI Myanmar Hosts Several Workshops, Meetings

The Office of the Auditor General of Union-Myanmar (OAGM) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted a joint train-the-trainer workshop on applying International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, May 8-12, 2017. The workshop, designed to share knowledge and experience with ISSAI-based financial audit manuals and guidelines...

SAI Norway Completes Special Audit on Major Project
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SAI Norway Completes Special Audit on Major Project

Following a number of current, as well as anticipated, resource overruns, the Norwegian Parliament (the Storting) requested the Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAGN) perform a special audit on a major building project on the site of Parliament—a project both initiated and managed by the Parliament itself. The project, originally budgeted for $100 million in May 2013, consisted of three parts...

Japan’s BOA Hosts Auditing Public Construction Works Event
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Japan’s BOA Hosts Auditing Public Construction Works Event

The Board of Audit of Japan (BOA), in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), hosted a seminar on "Government Audit in Public Construction Works" as part of Japan’s official development assistance programs. The annual event, held June 18-July 8, 2017, at JICA’s training center in Tokyo, Japan, and BOA’s training facility in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, is designed to share experiences and best practices with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of developing countries...

Malta NAO Hosts EU Contact Committee Seminars
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Malta NAO Hosts EU Contact Committee Seminars

The National Audit Office (NAO) of Malta hosted the 2017 European Union (EU) Contact Committee joint seminars on the Fiscal Policy Audit Network and Europe 2020 Strategy Audit Network May 30-31, 2017. Thirty-five participants from 18 national audit institutions, along with European Court of Auditors (ECA) representatives, attended the Fiscal Policy Audit Network seminar designed to improve methodologies and practices in auditing national fiscal policy. The network, chaired by the National Audit Office of Finland, strives to...