On May 18, 2021, the LXXII Meeting of the Governing Board of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) was successfully held.
The virtual event was organized by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru—which holds the OLACEFS Presidency—and attended by more than 120 participants, including the heads and other representatives of member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), liaisons, and technical teams. International allies from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) were also present.
At the meeting, OLACEFS technical bodies presented the activities and initiatives they had carried out over the previous year and discussed how they have adapted to the context of the pandemic. Meeting participants also reached important accords regarding the Performance Audit Manual, the prioritized ranking of SAIs with the greatest needs in 2021, the Annual Operating Plans, extensions of the terms of office of technical bodies, and the organization of the 2021 Ordinary General Assembly, among other topics.
Despite the difficulties, the member SAIs of OLACEFS continue to move forward to achieve the objectives of their beloved regional organization.