Spring 2017

BAI of Korea Hosts Triennial Seminar in Seoul
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BAI of Korea Hosts Triennial Seminar in Seoul

The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) of Korea hosted a triennial seminar themed on "How to Ensure Efficient Auditing and Effectiveness of Audit Results." The seminar, held in Seoul, Korea, mid-October last year, saw 50 participants from 31 SAIs in the Asian Region. During the event, participants were divided into three groups, where they shared individual Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) policies and practices...

Joint Seminar on SDGs, Oversight a Success!
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Joint Seminar on SDGs, Oversight a Success!

The International Seminar on "Sustainable Development Goals and Oversight" held in Santiago, Chile, shortly after INCOSAI XXII, came to a successful conclusion. The seminar’s aim was twofold—to serve as a platform to disseminate the 2030 Agenda and to encourage discussion on the role external control should play in implementing the goals. In addition, the seminar provided an opportunity to launch...

SAIs and Climate Change Adaptation
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SAIs and Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change is considered, by many, to be a complex, crosscutting issue that poses risks to several environmental and economic systems. According to the National Research Council of the United States, although exact details cannot be predicted with certainty, there is a clear scientific understanding that climate change presents serious consequences to human society and many of the physical and ecological systems upon which it depends...

SAI Peru Opens New National Training Center
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SAI Peru Opens New National Training Center

A model of academic excellence for public management and government control in Latin America. The opening of Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) Peru’s new National Training Center reflects the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru’s dedication to institutional strengthening continuously promoted over the years...

Maldives AGO Publishes New Strategic Plan
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Maldives AGO Publishes New Strategic Plan

The Auditor General’s Office (AGO) of the Republic of Maldives published its Strategic Plan (SP) for 2017-2019, which has been officially launched by the Vice President of the Republic of Maldives, Mr. Abdulla Jihadh. Mr. Jihadh noted that auditors are to report facts, not to find fault, and he urged government and state entities to cooperate with auditors and facilitate access...

Bulgaria NAO Launches E-Health Analysis
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Bulgaria NAO Launches E-Health Analysis

In 2016, the Bulgarian National Audit Office (NAO) began implementing an audit to assess the effectiveness on the development of e-health in the country. E-health, as determined by the European Union, is a key factor for the European market of health services and control to manage progressively increasing health system expenditures. E-health seeks to improve citizens’ health status and quality of life...

Environmental Performance Auditing in Australia, Canada, India
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Environmental Performance Auditing in Australia, Canada, India

Environmental performance auditing in Australia, Canada and India was studied as part of a three-component doctoral research. Other components included a global trend analysis and an investigation of current practices in environmental performance auditing. Following a brief examination of the mandate and institutional arrangements of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Australia, Canada and India and the study methodology, this article provides an overview of results and emerging issues...

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...

Ready to Conquer Standard Setting Journey
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Ready to Conquer Standard Setting Journey

As I undertake the challenging mission of chairing INTOSAI’s Professional Standards Committee (PSC), I am grateful for this opportunity to address the worldwide Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) community to discuss this new period of standard setting in public auditing. The 22nd INCOSAI inaugurated a new phase by approving the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, authorizing the review of the current International Standards...