Summer 2017

Swedish Parliament Elects New Auditors General
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Swedish Parliament Elects New Auditors General

The Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) elected three new Auditors General (AG) February 15, 2017. The new AGs, who took office March 15, 2017, are (pictured above from left to right) Mr. Ingvar Mattson, Mr. Stefan Lundgren and Ms. Helena Lindberg. The AGs are appointed for a single 7-year term to the Swedish National Audit Office (NAO) and are expected to remain in the position until the term's end. Together, the AGs decide...

Ecuador’s National Assemby Appoints New Comptroller General
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Ecuador’s National Assemby Appoints New Comptroller General

The National Assembly of Ecuador appointed Dr. Carlos Pólit Faggioni as the Comptroller General of the State for a period of 5 years on March 15th, 2017.

In accordance with national regulations, prior to his formal appointment, the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control officially ratified Dr. Pólit as the head of Ecuador’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI). Ratification came after the Citizens Selection Commission report approval and contest of merits and opposition results...

Collaborating for a Global Profession with Local Solutions
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Collaborating for a Global Profession with Local Solutions

The strength of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) has always been a result of its unity and diversity. Leveraging both of these elements allows us to truly succeed in a global profession using local solutions. In recent years, the Capacity Building Committee (CBC) established a successful footprint within the INTOSAI community by demonstrating a strategic focus, recognizing the role of all key stakeholders and fostering cooperation at all levels...

SAI Portugal Gets New President, Hosts SDG Seminar
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SAI Portugal Gets New President, Hosts SDG Seminar

Vítor Caldeira was appointed President of Tribunal de Contas of Portugal October 2016 by decree of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Mr. Caldeira, who served as the Portuguese member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) since March 2000, held the position of President of the ECA since 2008, following his election for three consecutive terms. As ECA President, he was responsible for...

Slovak Republic SAO Hosts ISSAI Seminar
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Slovak Republic SAO Hosts ISSAI Seminar

The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Slovak Republic (SR) organized a seminar on the "Implementation of ISSAI 300—Fundamental Principles of Performance Auditing—Experience and Best Practice" in Bratislava, Slovakia, in April 2017. Nearly 60 international delegates and 30 national experts attended the two-day event...

EUROSAI TF on Municipality Audit Holds Inaugural Meeting
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EUROSAI TF on Municipality Audit Holds Inaugural Meeting

The European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions Task Force on Municipality Audit (EUROSAI TFMA) had its kick-off meeting April 11-12, 2017, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Forty-nine representatives from SAIs representing 25 EUROSAI countries assembled to build the foundation for task force future work. During the inaugural meeting, the Working Program 2017-2020 was discussed and approved, which encompassed planning activities, sharing responsibilities, establishing deadlines and defining strategic goals...

CAG India Hosts Commonwealth AG Conference
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CAG India Hosts Commonwealth AG Conference

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India hosted the XXIII Commonwealth Auditors General Conference (CAGC) in New Delhi, India, March 21-23, 2017. Seventy-four delegates from 36 countries, including 24 heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), attended the three-day event. Discussions centered on the main theme, "Fostering Partnerships for Capacity Development in Public Audit," within the context of two sub-themes...

UAE SAI Moves to New HQ, Honors CIPFA Graduates
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UAE SAI Moves to New HQ, Honors CIPFA Graduates

The State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially moved into its new headquarters on April 2, 2017, in Zayed City. Dr. Harib Al Amimi, President of UAE’s State Audit Institution, stated that allocating an independent structure for the organization emphasized leadership’s interest in enhancing the Supreme Audit Institution’s (SAI) ability to support, empower and...