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SAI Costa Rica and IDI assess Bridge to Development
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SAI Costa Rica, IDI Assess “Bridge to Development”

The SAI of Costa Rica, in coordination with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI), executed a performance audit in 2016 to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of "Bridge to Development (BTD)," a national strategy designed to care for families in extreme poverty. With the increased emphasis on auditing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

Czech Republic SAO supports SDG audits
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Czech Republic SAO Supports SDG Audits

The SAO of the Czech Republic (Czech SAO) has maintained a long-term focus on the environment and its importance for sustainability. In this endeavor, the Czech SAO is an active member of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) for both the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI). Under the umbrella of the INTOSAI WGEA...

High Level Meeting on SDG Implementation
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High Level Meeting on SDG Implementation

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI) and the United Nations (UN) jointly held the "Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting" July 20-21, 2017, at the UN headquarters in New York. The meeting, which focused on "Auditing Preparedness for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," brought together high-ranking SAI representatives and prominent stakeholders...

Philippines COA Celebration Includes SDG Focus
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Philippines COA Celebration Includes SDG Focus

The Republic of the Philippines Commission on Audit (COA) celebrated its national women’s month earlier this year by hosting an event centered on the efforts of the Philippine Statistical System on Gender Statistics, along with a presentation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the eventual audit plan for Philippine programs under the SDG road map...

Czech Republic SAO Hosts Sustainable Energy Seminar
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Czech Republic SAO Hosts Sustainable Energy Seminar

The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Czech Republic, under the auspices of the Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies of Parliament Committees on Budgetary Control and Environment, hosted an international seminar on "Challenges in the Sustainable Energy Field" on April 27, 2017. The seminar’s aim was twofold: to present results on two international SAO projects and...

IDI’s Sustainable Development, Fighting Corruption Initiatives
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IDI’s Sustainable Development, Fighting Corruption Initiatives

The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) launched the Auditing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) capacity building program in June 26, 2017. The program, currently offered to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in English speaking regions, aims to support SAIs in conducting ISSAI-based cooperative performance audits of preparedness for SDG implementation...

Symposium Highlights Big Data and Sustainability
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Symposium Highlights Big Data and Sustainability

"Audit is our business. Information is our oxygen." These words, offered by Mr. Wesley Vaz Silva from the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Brazil, capture the essence of the 24th United Nations (UN)/International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Symposium held in Vienna, Austria, May 31-June 2, 2017. Roughly 150 delegates from more than 70 SAIs and international institutions, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs...

SAI Portugal Gets New President, Hosts SDG Seminar
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SAI Portugal Gets New President, Hosts SDG Seminar

Vítor Caldeira was appointed President of Tribunal de Contas of Portugal October 2016 by decree of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Mr. Caldeira, who served as the Portuguese member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) since March 2000, held the position of President of the ECA since 2008, following his election for three consecutive terms. As ECA President, he was responsible for...

Joint Seminar on SDGs, Oversight a Success!
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Joint Seminar on SDGs, Oversight a Success!

The International Seminar on "Sustainable Development Goals and Oversight" held in Santiago, Chile, shortly after INCOSAI XXII, came to a successful conclusion. The seminar’s aim was twofold—to serve as a platform to disseminate the 2030 Agenda and to encourage discussion on the role external control should play in implementing the goals. In addition, the seminar provided an opportunity to launch...