Summer 2016

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...

Rwanda OAG Receives Best Performance Audit Report Award
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Rwanda OAG Receives Best Performance Audit Report Award

At the 13th AFROSAI-E Governing Board meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, May 2016, the Office of the Auditor General-Rwanda was awarded the 2015 Prize for the best Performance Audit Report in the AFROSAI-E region. AFROSAI-E is the sub-regional Organization for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in English speaking countries in Africa. This prize was launched in...

New Financial Audit System Introduced in Finland
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New Financial Audit System Introduced in Finland

A new financial audit system was introduced in Finland on January 1, 2016. On that date, the new Auditing Act and the Act on Audits of Public Administration and General Government Finances entered into force and harmonized the system of auditor’s examinations and the supervision of audits. There are about 1,600 approved auditors in Finland. Until the end of 2015...

Taking Actions Globally for a Sustainable Future
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Taking Actions Globally for a Sustainable Future

It is a great privilege and gives me deep pleasure to seize this opportunity at the end of my 12-year term as Secretary General of INTOSAI to reflect on the past decade’s milestones and to take an outlook on future opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead. When I assumed office as Secretary General of INTOSAI, the organization was shaped by new visions and the spirit of renewal and innovation. My appointment to office coincided with the adoption of INTOSAI’s first Strategic Plan...

SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved
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SAI Algeria’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Approved

The Programs and Reports Committee of the Court of Accounts in Algeria approved the SAI’s second strategic plan covering the years 2015 to 2018 at its meeting held April 1, 2015. The plan takes into account the recommendations of its recent peer review and a partnership with the French Court of Accounts. Based on recommendations from its peer review report, the Court of Accounts expressed its willingness to receive institutional support to strengthen...