News in Brief

International Journal of Government Auditing – Spring 2017

Kuwait

STATE AUDIT BUREAU OF KUWAIT CAPITALIZES ON KNOWLEDGE SHARING AS 2016 COMES TO A CLOSE

Kuwait’s State Audit Bureau (SAB) participated in numerous workshops, seminars and committee meetings to cap off 2016, including the European Organization of  Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) 14th Meeting in Macedonia that included a training seminar on “Audit Sustainable Development.”

SAB also contributed alongside International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) regions in an INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) workshop in Norway, as well as the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee and INTOSAI Donor Cooperation Steering Committee Meetings held earlier in the year. SAB attended the INTOSAI WGEA 17th Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia and took part in the “Audit Data Collection Project” held in the United States.

Within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed with the Netherlands Court of Audit, SAB staff traveled to Amsterdam for the “Quality Assurance and Control” workshop, and in the spirit of collaboration, SAB signed a cooperation agreement with the National Audit Offi (NAO) of Estonia when SAB hosted Dr. Alar Karis, NAO Estonia’s Auditor General. SAB also attended the XXII Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the delegation participated in general plenary sessions and contributed to several INTOSAI committees, including the Knowledge Steering Committee, Capacity Building Committee and Public Steering Committee.