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Civil Society Participation in Audit – the Australian National Audit Office Office’s Approach to Citizen Engagement in Performance Audits

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) uses several approaches to engage with citizens and CSOs during the course of a performance audit, particularly during the fieldwork phase.

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SAI New Zealand Publishes New “Good Practice Guidance on Performance Reporting”
October 27, 2022
CSO Engagement a New Opportunity for Many Pacific Island SAIs: PASAI Stakeholder Engagement

Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI), delivered a workshop called Effective Stakeholder Engagement attended by staff from 10 Pacific Island public audit offices.

SAI New Zealand Publishes New “Good Practice Guidance on Performance Reporting”

In April 2022, SAI New Zealand published good practice guidance on performance reporting to support public organisations in improving how they report to Parliament and the public on their performance.

SAI New Zealand Publishes Report on Sustainable Development Goals

During a nationwide lockdown in August 2021, the New Zealand Office of the Auditor-General, the country’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), published its report on The Government’s Preparedness to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals. The SAI’s report presented the results of…

Strengthening SAI Independence in the Pacific

Pacific Island Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), many of which are very small in comparison with SAIs in other regions, face an array of challenges. These range from issues related to serving small populations, like a high risk of perceived conflicts of interest and difficulty recruiting and retaining qualified staff, to grave threats like the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Given these challenges, it can be tempting for SAIs in the Pacific Association of SAIs (PASAI) region to…

PASAI Congress Streams across the Globe

From June 22-24, 2021, more than 100 people from locations around the world attended the first virtual Congress held by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI). COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented Palau from hosting the Congress in 2020, as originally planned. So this year…

SAI New Zealand to Host 23rd PASAI Congress in June

The New Zealand Office of the Controller and Auditor-General is delighted to announce that it will host the 23rd PASAI Congress from June 22-24, 2021. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Impact Through Leadership.” SAI New Zealand and the PASAI Secretariat look forward to…

PASAI Welcomes New Chief Executive

The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) Governing Board welcomes Esther Lameko-Poutoa, who began her new role as PASAI Secretariat Chief Executive on June 8, 2020. Esther is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in…

Controller and Auditor General of Samoa Recognized for Achievements

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) recognized 220 members for outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the accounting profession and communities they serve. Fuimaono Camillo Afele…

Supreme Audit Institutions and the Sustainable Development Goals: Charting the Best Path Forward

Four years ago, 193 nations of the United Nations General Assembly put pen to paper and agreed to sign on to implement 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They were ambitious goals, targeted for 2030 and envisioned, among other things, ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. But for goals to be met, action must follow. How does a country chart its progress? How can citizens be sure a nation’s government follows through on these commitments…