Spotlight on Capacity Building

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...

U.S. GAO 2017 International Auditor Fellowship Program Underway
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U.S. GAO 2017 International Auditor Fellowship Program Underway

This year's International Auditor Fellowship Program (IAFP) kicked off Wednesday, March 22, at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gene Dodaro, U.S. Comptroller General, and Ms. Patricia Dalton, GAO's Chief Operating Officer, welcomed the 15 auditors representing 12 countries in an opening ceremony. The auditors—who hail from...