Summer 2016

New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership
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New SAV AG Promotes Transparency, Citizen Ownership

On April 5, 2016, Doctor Ho Duc Phoc was appointed by the National Assembly as Auditor General (AG) of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV). He was nominated by the Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) and was approved by the majority of the NA. Dr Phoc says that, "I will try, with my utmost efforts, together with other leaders of the SAV and the entire Office, to achieve...

UAE Hosts 67th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting
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UAE Hosts 67th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting

Dr. Harib Al Amimi, President of State Audit Institution and First Vice-Chairman of the INTOSAI Governing Board, opened the 67th INTOSAI Governing Board meeting held at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), November 9-11, 2015. Dr. Al Amimi delivered an opening speech welcoming the heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), governing board...

NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General
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NAO Malta Appoints Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General

On March 30, 2016, Charles Deguara was appointed as Malta’s new Auditor General by the President of Malta following unanimous approval by Parliament for a five-year period in terms of Malta’s Constitution. He succeeds Anthony C. Mifsud, who was earlier appointed as the Parliamentary Ombudsman March 16, 2016. Prior to his appointment, Charles Deguara served...

Professional Standards Committee Meets in Denmark
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Professional Standards Committee Meets in Denmark

The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) met in Copenhagen in May 2016. The event marked a significant milestone for the PSC Chair (Denmark) as this year is its last as chair of that committee. Representatives from the Tribunal de Contas (TCU) in Brazil (the incoming chair) and the European Court of Audits (incoming vice chair) discussed...

NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal
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NAOL Approves Strategic Framework, Sets Ambitious Goal

The National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL) approved a new long-term development document establishing the institution’s mission, vision and values, as well as its ambitious strategic goal: to increase public sector efficiency and the value it generates for society. The NAOL will strive to achieve this goal by increasing audit impact, quality and communication. We...

Strategic Plan Gets Facelift
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Strategic Plan Gets Facelift

The Chair of INTOSAI’s Finance and Administration (FAC) Task Force on the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, Mr. Gene Dodaro, released a draft of the plan for consideration among the Full Membership of INTOSAI earlier this year. The draft, based on the thoughtful input of many across the INTOSAI community, is a perfect example of our motto...

SAI Costa Rica Conducts Transparency Survey
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SAI Costa Rica Conducts Transparency Survey

In February, a specialized technical team from the SAI of Costa Rica conducted a national telephone survey to study the opinions of citizens and public procurement bidders on transparency in the country. Specifically, questions were asked about the following topics: Access to information: perception of access to information from municipalities, institutions, government and others. Accountability: perception...

INTOSAI Leadership Participates in UN High-Level Forum
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INTOSAI Leadership Participates in UN High-Level Forum

by Monika Gonzalez-Koss, Director, General Secretariat, INTOSAI As part of the Ministerial Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Political Forum 2016, a high-level roundtable discussion took place in the United Nations (UN) in New York on “The contribution of Supreme Audit Institutions to ensuring that no one is left behind in the...