sai continuity

Photo: Autumn 2021 Editorial Ana Arraes
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Building Resilience in Times of Adversity

I was Vice President of the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) when COVID-19 broke out worldwide, posing extraordinary challenges to people and organizations. However, this was not the first time I had faced adversity. Having lived through difficult historical periods in Brazilian history, such as the years of military dictatorship, I have been...

Graphic: Virtual Audit Workshops Facilitate Learning, Collaboration during the Pandemic
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Virtual Audit Workshops Facilitate Learning, Collaboration during the Pandemic

Among the many drastic changes wrought by the COVID-19 crisis has been the sudden shift to a virtual work environment. At the start of the pandemic, some audit offices had already made significant strides toward enabling remote work, while others conducted work primarily in-person, whether to build a collaborative work culture, ensure safe handling of sensitive documents, or due to limited information technology infrastructure or other reasons. The pandemic has presented..

IDI Launches Initiative to Help SAIs Strengthen Crisis and Risk Management
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IDI Launches Initiative to Help SAIs Strengthen Crisis and Risk Management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, outdated and ineffective crisis and management systems have exacerbated disruptions to the work of many Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), potentially undermining their ability to ensure accountability. Often, these systems do not take into account risks that have intensified during the pandemic, like limited human and financial resources, or emerging risks, like those that accompany digitization. In response to these challenges, INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) is...

INTOSAI and SAI Saudi Arabia Funds Help with Continuity of Operations During Pandemic
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INTOSAI and SAI Saudi Arabia Funds Help with Continuity of Operations During Pandemic

In complementary efforts, INTOSAI and the General Court of Audit of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), have provided funding to SAIs to help with continuity of operations during the pandemic. Under the leadership of Dr. Hussam Alangari, Auditor General of Saudi Arabia, and Mr. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States...