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Grand National Débat: The French Supreme Audit Institution Connected to the Citizens
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Grand National Débat: The French Supreme Audit Institution Connected to the Citizens

Confronted with a movement protesting the gas tax increase, the French government took action by launching a National Grand Débat to promote direct exchange with citizens. This national consultation was designed to shed light on citizen concerns within four main themes—ecological transition, taxation, public services and democracy. The consultation was divided into two phases...

Supreme Audit Institutions and the Sustainable Development Goals: Charting the Best Path Forward
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Supreme Audit Institutions and the Sustainable Development Goals: Charting the Best Path Forward

Four years ago, 193 nations of the United Nations General Assembly put pen to paper and agreed to sign on to implement 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They were ambitious goals, targeted for 2030 and envisioned, among other things, ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. But for goals to be met, action must follow. How does a country chart its progress? How can citizens be sure a nation’s government follows through on these commitments...

Strategic Partnership: SAI Contributions to National Goal Achievement
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Strategic Partnership: SAI Contributions to National Goal Achievement

The upcoming XXIII International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Congress (INCOSAI) in Moscow, Russia, will feature two primary themes—Theme I emphasizes “Information Technology to Develop Public Administration, and Theme II highlights “The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in Achieving National Priorities and Goals.” Since February 2018, the Theme II Expert Group, consisting of 22 SAIs, has been paving the way for fruitful INCOSAI discussions on...

OLACEFS Specialized Working Group on Fighting Transnational Corruption Established
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OLACEFS Specialized Working Group on Fighting Transnational Corruption Established

At the LXIX Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) Governing Board meeting, the “Specialized Working Group on Fighting Against Transnational Corruption” was approved and created. The Office of the Comptroller General of the State of the Republic of Ecuador was elected to chair the working group, which is...

Next EUROSAI Task Force on Municipality Audit Meeting Scheduled for October 2019
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Next EUROSAI Task Force on Municipality Audit Meeting Scheduled for October 2019

The European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Task Force on Municipality Audit (TFMA) will hold its 3rd annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, October 10-11, 2019. The event, hosted by the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Portugal, will also include a seminar on municipality audit. Established in 2016 and chaired by the National Audit Office...