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The Algerian Court of Accounts (COA) Implements Cooperation Programs and Engages the INTOSAI Community in High-Level Regional and International Events

The Algerian Court of Accounts (COA) has recently concluded and implemented a number of cooperation programs, further demonstrating the COA commitment to effective partnerships.

Jana Ahčin appointed the President of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia

On 1 July 2022, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, by secret ballot voting, decided on the proposal of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, to appoint Jana Ahčin as the new President of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia.

SAI Thailand Champions the FAIR Concept to Respond to COVID-19 Operations Challenges

SAI Thailand utilizes the FAIR concept (flexibility, agility, information technology, and resilience) to confront the post-pandemic environment for public sector auditing.

Belgian Court of Audit Receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

The Belgian Court of Audit received its ISO 9001:2015 certification for the processes leading to its core products.

SAI Egypt Participates in a Number of INTOSAI Meetings and Events, and Leads Key Accountability Efforts

Since January 2022, the Accountability State Authority of Egypt (ASA) participated in a number of meetings and events, contributing to knowledge sharing within the INTOSAI community, as well as the broader auditing community.

Appointment of Mr. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen as the New Auditor General of the SAI of Norway

The Norwegian Parliament has elected Mr. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen to be the new Head of the Office of the Auditor General of Norway for a four-year term from 1 January 2022. 

The Uzbekistan Chamber Accounts Launches a “State Audit” E-Platform

The Uzbekistan Chamber of Accounts launched a special e-platform, named “State Audit”, which allows the Chamber of Accounts to track control activities of public funds through a centralized system.

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.

Mongolian National Audit Office Launches a New E-learning System

In 2021, the Mongolian National Audit Office (MNAO) carried out major reforms to digitally transform its Electronic and Integrated Audit Management System. The MNAO developed a new web-portal, which provides virtual training, or e-learning accessibility for auditors.

Birgitte Hansen Appointed as the Head of the Danish Supreme Audit Institution

With effect on May 2022, Birgitte Hansen has been appointed new auditor general of Rigsrevisionen.

The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Expands International Cooperation

The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan actively participates in strengthening external public financial control at the international level in close cooperation with foreign partners. In 2022, as part of these activities, the Chamber of Accounts expanded its international cooperation.

The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Scores Well on the Open Budget Index for Supreme Audit Institutions

The Open Budget Index (OBI), developed by the International Budget Partnership (IBP), assessed the transparency of budget processes and the availability of budget information to the public. In the 2021 report, the Chamber of Accounts of Azerbaijan scored well in several categories.

OAG Nepal Launches Audit Management System

The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Nepal has launched its much-anticipated Nepal Audit Management System (NAMS), as part of an effort to strengthen the OAG. NAMS is a software that streamlines the audit process in order to accurately identify and reduce risks, thereby saving time, space, and money. This new system marks…

Alexis Kamuhire Appointed Auditor General of Rwanda

Alexis Kamuhire was appointed Auditor General of Rwanda on October 13, 2021, and assumed the role in early November. He brings extensive experience in public financial management to the position. As Chief Internal Auditor for seven years within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Kamuhire coordinated…

Board of Audit of Japan Issues FY 2020 Audit Report

Mr. Yuji Morita, President of the Board of Audit of Japan (the Board), submitted the annual Audit Report Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on November 5, 2021. The Cabinet then presented the report to the Diet (Japan’s bicameral legislature), along with the final accounts of state expenditures and revenues. The report contains…

SAI Peru Enhances Oversight, Transparency

SAI Peru is expanding its concurrent control to all public procurement of goods, provision of services, and execution of public works over 10 million soles (approximately $2.45 million USD), in accordance with a new law passed by the Congress of the Republic. Concurrent control’s real-time, multidisciplinary oversight enables SAIs to…

SAI Philippines Official Reappointed to IPSAS Board

Commission on Audit (COA) Assistant Commissioner Luzvi P. Chatto, head of SAI Philippines’ Administration Sector, was reappointed as member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) for the period of 2022 to 2024. Operating under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), IPSASB works to…

NAO Lithuania Assesses 2022 Draft Budget, Identifies Trends and Risks

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Audit Office (NAO) of Lithuania has continued to effectively perform the three functions delegated to it: external audit, fiscal institution, and EU investment audit. One of NAO’s critical tasks was to assess the 2022 draft budget. NAO’s aim in doing so was…

SAI Azerbaijan Hosts ECOSAI Governing Board and Training Committee Meetings

The Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan hosted the 25th Governing Board and 20th Training Committee meetings of the Economic Cooperation Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ECOSAI) on December 6, 2021, in Baku. The Chamber has been a member of ECOSAI—a regional forum of the SAIs of South and Central Asia—since September 2002 and has repeatedly…

SAI Egypt Participates in Various International Events

The Accountability State Authority (ASA) of Egypt, the country’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), participated virtually in the 42nd meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on November 9, 2021. The meeting was chaired by…

In Memoriam: Professor Harry Azhar Azis

The Audit Board of Indonesia (BPK) is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Harry Azhar Azis, M.A., PhD, CSFA, a sitting Board Member and former Chairman of BPK, on December 18, 2021. BPK celebrates Professor Azis’ accomplishments while recognizing the deep loss to his family, friends, and colleagues. Professor Azis was born…

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…