good governance

Investing in Social Responsibility to Build Social Capital
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Investing in Social Responsibility to Build Social Capital

For SAIs, as representatives of citizens in evaluating and monitoring government expenditures, social responsibility is demonstrated through audit work quality and performance in a manner that satisfies public opinion and contributes to government accountability and transparency (the main components of good governance). In this way, SAIs strengthen public confidence, which helps promote social capital...

GAO Center for Audit Excellence Marks Five-Year Anniversary
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GAO Center for Audit Excellence Marks Five-Year Anniversary

On September 30, 2020, GAO’s CAE marked its fifth anniversary, having made significant progress in expanding GAO capabilities to build audit capacity and promote good governance around the country and around the world. The CAE, which reports to GAO’s Strategic Planning and External Liaison (SPEL) office, provides...

Good Governance: A Look Into The Free-Riding Phenomenon
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Good Governance: A Look Into The Free-Riding Phenomenon

Some citizens do not contribute to the common public good. This global phenomenon, free-riding, is widespread, often manifesting itself in several forms, such as not voting in elections or evading taxes. States themselves may also be guilty of free-riding (when not paying proportional contributions to help solve international problems yet still reaping the benefits of positive outcomes). Is free-riding really detrimental to anyone...

GAO Center for Audit Excellence Builds Worldwide Capacity, Good Governance
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GAO Center for Audit Excellence Builds Worldwide Capacity, Good Governance

The U.S. Comptroller General (CG), Gene L. Dodaro, had a vision: establish a team dedicated to building capacity and fostering effective accountability on a global scale. The CG's vision and legislation led to the creation of the Center for Audit Excellence (CAE). The CAE, which was officially launched by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in October 2015...

Delegates Attend ACCA Conference in Myanmar
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Delegates Attend ACCA Conference in Myanmar

Mr. Maw Than, Union Auditor General from the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Myanmar, alongside the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accountants representatives, attended the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) International Conference on Regulation of the Accountancy Profession held in London, United Kingdom, October 5-6, 2017. The conference provided a forum for discussions on...

SAO Hungary Issues “Pillars of Good Governance” Series
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SAO Hungary Issues “Pillars of Good Governance” Series

The State Audit Office of Hungary (SAO) fundamentally renewed its activities in the past 5 years further developing international principles of good governance. The SAO’s study series titled "Pillars of Good Governance" and the Hungarian model of good governance embody the results of our work, our experience gained during the renewal and the synthesis of our knowledge. In accordance with its institutional strategy, the mission of the State Audit Office of Hungary (SAO) is to promote...