accountability

Graphic: The Disaster Resilience Framework: A Tool to Promote Foresight and Accountability
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The Disaster Resilience Framework: A Tool to Promote Foresight and Accountability

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, have the potential to devastate people’s everyday lives by causing injuries and death, destroying homes and infrastructure, and wreaking economic havoc. From 2000 through 2019, there were 7,348 major disaster events worldwide, which claimed 1.23 million lives, affected 4.2 billion people (many more than once), and resulted in approximately U.S. $2.97 trillion in global economic losses. Governments usually lead recovery efforts by...

Leading by Example to Enhance Transparency Accountability Integrity
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Leading by Example Creates Culture Shift: SAO Hungary Employs Mechanisms to Enhance Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

SAIs are called upon to lead by example, as stated in ISSAI 20, which indicates transparency is a powerful force in combating corruption, improving governance and promoting accountability. The SAO of Hungary has employed several mechanisms over the years to enhance transparency and promote...

PFAC Members Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Progress, Way Forward
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PFAC Members Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Progress, Way Forward

The General Auditing Bureau (GAB) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions' (INTOSAI) 15th Policy, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) meeting in Riyadh, where members came together to discuss INTOSAI's past progress and future initiatives. The PFAC aims to organize and govern INTOSAI in ways that promote...

SAO Latvia
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SAO Latvia Seeks Ways to Increase Liabilities

The State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia was created according to the supreme audit institution model which provides recommendations for improvement to the audited entity. This model does not include any mandate to apply sanctions towards the audited entity if any infringements or discrepancies are to be found or if the auditee fails to implement the recommendations. According to the law...

Kuwait’s State Audit Bureau Hosts Youth Forum
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Kuwait’s State Audit Bureau Hosts Youth Forum

The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait (SAB) hosted the “The State Audit Bureau Youth Forum 2017” November 27-28, 2017. The event, tied to the State of Kuwait’s selection as the Capital of Arab Youth for 2017, aims to provide young people with the opportunity to participate in decision-making and system development, encourage creativity and innovation...