Spring 2020

OLACEFS & IDI Host Workshop on Sustainable Purchases
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OLACEFS & IDI Host Workshop on Sustainable Purchases

The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions Development Initiative (IDI) launched a cooperative audit on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation. Costa Rica's Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) will be the lead coordinator. At the beginning of March...

Bridging the Equality Gap: SAI Female Leadership
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Bridging the Equality Gap: SAI Female Leadership

The INTOSAI Journal continually seeks to bring visibility to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to give a special nod to SDG 5, an ambitious goal that seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls...

INTOSAI Development Initiative Puts Gender Equality Center Stage
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INTOSAI Development Initiative Puts Gender Equality Center Stage

2020 is a big year for gender equality. Governments, civil society and the private sector are preparing for a series of high-level events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, where governments worldwide pledged to advance equality, development and peace for all women everywhere. Many commitments have been incorporated into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

Auditing SDG Implementation: A Wheel of Balance
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Auditing SDG Implementation: A Wheel of Balance

Sustainable development—development that meets present needs without compromising the ability to meet future needs—can be divided into three integrated dimensions: economic, environmental and social. These aspects must be balanced if we are to achieve the United Nations (UN) "future we want." How is such balance achievable and what does it look like conceptually? This article discusses...

Is Slovakia Prepared to Implement Agenda 2030?
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Is Slovakia Prepared to Implement Agenda 2030?

At the September 2015 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit, Heads of State, including the Slovak Republic, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—global goals establishing objectives across economic, environmental and social dimensions to be achieved by 2030. All 17 SDGs are equally important and cover 169 universally applicable thematic targets. Based on national circumstances...

Finland Auditor General Visits Malta National Audit Office
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Finland Auditor General Visits Malta National Audit Office

The Auditor General of the National Audit Office (NAO) of Finland, Tytti Yli-Viikari, accompanied by Jenni Leppälahti, visited the NAO of Malta January 31, 2020, to discuss enhanced cooperation between the two institutions. Dialogue included an open exchange of experiences and knowledge on several mutually interesting public sector auditing topics, including...

New Communication Strategy=New Era in Stakeholder Engagement for Turkish Court of Accounts
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New Communication Strategy=New Era in Stakeholder Engagement for Turkish Court of Accounts

Communication remains a significant tool for any successful organization, and the Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA), Turkey’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), is well aware that good communication channels with stakeholders can help achieve organizational strategic goals and contribute to an effective, transparent and accountable...