INCOSAI XXIII Key Facts and Highlights


600+ delegates representing 168 Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), associate members, partner organizations and global experts attended

Congress Themes: (1) Information Technology for the Development of Public Administration; and (2) SAI Roles in the Achievement of National Priorities and Goals

State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates (SAI UAE) transferred Governing Board Chairmanship to the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation (Accounts Chamber)

Moscow Declaration adopted, which establishes key Congress outcomes and how the Accounts Chamber will guide INTOSAI through 2022


Elmer B. Staats Award for best article published by the INTOSAI Journal—two articles earned the award:

  • “Capitalizing on Standards and Knowledge Sharing to Audit Disaster Recovery Efforts” by Betty Carrion Ruiz, Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador
  • “SAIs and Climate Change Adaptation,” co-authored by Michelle R. Wong, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Willemien Roenhorst, Netherlands Court of Audit

Jörg Kandutsch Award for meritorious services in government auditing presented to the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Costa Rica (SAI Costa Rica)

SAI Young Leader Best Change Initiative Award for the young leader demonstrating the highest level of innovation, impact, quality, inclusiveness, personal growth and community values presented to Fallon Stephany Arias Calero, SAI Costa Rica


INTOSAI Working Group on Impact of Science and Technology on Auditing established—SAI UAE (Chair) and U.S. GAO (Vice Chair)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) integrated into the Working Group on Key National Indicators leading to the creation of the Working Group on SDGs and Key Sustainable Development Indicators

INTOSAI Principle (INTOSAI-P) 50, “Principles of Jurisdictional Activities of SAIs,” endorsed

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