Spotlight on Capacity Building

Growing SAI Young Leaders: The IDI Story
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Growing SAI Young Leaders: The IDI Story

When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, he tended his garden and spoke of throwing seeds on the ground, watering them and watching them grow. Similarly, the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) has observed and nurtured young leaders from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) worldwide through the SAI Young Leader (SYL) initiative. As these future leaders take the journey from seedling to blossoming tree, the SYL initiative, now in its second iteration...

Building Partnerships to Combat Fraud, Corruption Via Effective SAI Technical Support
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Building Partnerships to Combat Fraud, Corruption Via Effective SAI Technical Support

Preventing fraud and corruption are major challenges facing governments, particularly those of developing countries. Government inability to establish effective internal audit and financial control systems and adequately establish or resource organizations charged with identifying fraud and corruption are just some causes of fraudulent and corrupt behavior. While no system exists to entirely avert fraud and corruption...

GAO Center for Audit Excellence Builds Worldwide Capacity, Good Governance
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GAO Center for Audit Excellence Builds Worldwide Capacity, Good Governance

The U.S. Comptroller General (CG), Gene L. Dodaro, had a vision: establish a team dedicated to building capacity and fostering effective accountability on a global scale. The CG's vision and legislation led to the creation of the Center for Audit Excellence (CAE). The CAE, which was officially launched by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in October 2015...

Building Capacity by Enhancing SAI Technical Support
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Building Capacity by Enhancing SAI Technical Support

Cultivating Supreme Audit Institutions' (SAI) technical capacity, particularly in developing countries, is crucial. Increased technical capacity helps strengthen organizational structure and operations, while incorporating improved service delivery approaches, which adds value and benefits to the lives of citizens. Improved technical capabilities also...

SAIs Operating in Challenging Contexts Share Insight, Ideas
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SAIs Operating in Challenging Contexts Share Insight, Ideas

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institution's (INTOSAI) Capacity Building Committee (CBC) workstream dedicated to supporting Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) operating in particularly challenging contexts recently organized a forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Seven Auditors General (AG) who currently lead SAIs with experience working in such contexts...

SAIs China, Peru Join Forces to Address Natural Disaster Recovery Auditing
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SAIs China, Peru Join Forces to Address Natural Disaster Recovery Auditing

“El Niño Costero,” the phenomenon seriously affecting Peru during the first months of 2017, battered the nation with torrential rains and damaged some 21,323 kilometers of rural and non-rural roads; 260,970 houses; 2,148 schools; 700 health centers; 822 bridges; 77,104 hectares of cultivated areas; and 22,965 kilometers of irrigation canals. In total, infrastructure damage is...

Regional Support Helps Nauru Close Audit Gap
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Regional Support Helps Nauru Close Audit Gap

Through the work of the Nauru Department of Audit, the Government of Nauru has reached an historical milestone—the Public Accounts for 2013-2014 was tabled during a Parliamentary session earlier this year—the first time following a 15-year backlog. Despite the challenges associated with minimal staff, Nauru's Department of Audit has also managed to...

IDI’s Sustainable Development, Fighting Corruption Initiatives
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IDI’s Sustainable Development, Fighting Corruption Initiatives

The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) launched the Auditing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) capacity building program in June 26, 2017. The program, currently offered to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in English speaking regions, aims to support SAIs in conducting ISSAI-based cooperative performance audits of preparedness for SDG implementation...