Winter 2018

NAO Malta Celebrates 20 Years
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NAO Malta Celebrates 20 Years

In 1997, Malta’s constitution was amended to provide for the independent offices of the Auditor General (AG) and Deputy Auditor General (DAG) and the establishment of the National Audit Office of Malta (NAO). This year, the NAO commemorated its 20th anniversary as an independent audit institution...

CBC, IDSC Partner to Share Ideas, Best Practices
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CBC, IDSC Partner to Share Ideas, Best Practices

"It's time for action, time to deliver, time to give life to our commitments," remarked Mr. Kimi Makwetu, Auditor General (AG) of South Africa's Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) and chair of the Capacity Building Committee. Mr. Makwetu's words resonated with the more than 100 delegates from SAIs and partner organizations worldwide that attended this year's joint CBC and IDSC meetings...

SAIs China, Peru Join Forces to Address Natural Disaster Recovery Auditing
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SAIs China, Peru Join Forces to Address Natural Disaster Recovery Auditing

“El Niño Costero,” the phenomenon seriously affecting Peru during the first months of 2017, battered the nation with torrential rains and damaged some 21,323 kilometers of rural and non-rural roads; 260,970 houses; 2,148 schools; 700 health centers; 822 bridges; 77,104 hectares of cultivated areas; and 22,965 kilometers of irrigation canals. In total, infrastructure damage is...

SAI Portugal Hosts SDG Seminar
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SAI Portugal Hosts SDG Seminar

"A very full and productive day" was how Mr. Vítor Caldeira, President of the Tribunal de Contas of Portugal (SAI Portugal), characterized the seminar on "The United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: The Role of SAIs." The seminar, hosted by SAI Portugal...

WGPD Focuses on Major Projects, Progress
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WGPD Focuses on Major Projects, Progress

The Republic of the Philippines’ Commission on Audit (COA) hosted the 2017 annual meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Working Group on Public Debt (WGPD) in Manila, Philippines, in September, hosting 37 delegates from 17 Supreme Audit Institutions...

Engaging Citizens in SDG Monitoring Through Available, Accessible Data
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Engaging Citizens in SDG Monitoring Through Available, Accessible Data

At the 2017 Young EUROSAI (YES!) Conference held in Tallinn, Estonia, "Citizen Participation in Data Collection for Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," represented a central theme. In a workshop moderated by the Netherlands Court of Audit (NCA) and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI)...

XXVII OLACEFS General Assembly
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XXVII OLACEFS General Assembly

The official opening ceremony October 3, 2017, jumpstarted the week-long event that included some 150 delegates from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) taking part in presentations, panels and roundtable discussions. Several associate members and observers also participated, including...