Contribute to the CBC blogspot
The CBC Secretariat continuously strive to make sure that the website is active and current, presenting diverse and interesting materials relating to SAI capacity development. In an effort to make the website even more active and relevant, we invite different people of the INTOSAI community to write a relatively informal text, something of a blog-like submission (about 500 words) for the CBC website. We aim to publish about one such text every four weeks, and you may be next!
How do I contribute
All contributions to the CBC website are most welcome! One way of doing this, is to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other public sector auditors worldwide – by publishing a blog item on the website.
We are looking for submissions that are:
- Written from a personal perspective.
- Focused on ideas, reflections or observations of general interest, i.e. topics and issues that can encourage reflection, be inspiring or broaden the horizons of other readers in the SAI community.
- Not (overly) pitching a particular report, program, initiative etc. of the SAI or organization where you work.
The text should be written from your personal perspective, based on your experiences. So rather than: “The workstream, region or SAI has done X…”, the point of departure should be more of: “When the workstream, region or SAI did X, I learned/observed/experienced/got an idea to do Y…”.
You are of course in the best position to say what issues are on your radar right now. However, the members of the CBC Editorial Board are more than happy to act as sounding boards, discuss a suggested heading or just advise on angle or on a subject. All contributions pass via the CBC Editorial Board before publication (presently led by Kevin Summersgill, UK NAO. Other members are Tio Tiueti of SAI NZ; Peter Opiyo of SAI Kenya; Johanna Gardmark and Camilla Lindstahl of SAI Sweden). Please read earlier items on the CBC website blog section for inspiration: www.intosaicbc.org.
Once published, all blog items get an explanatory “disclaimer” formulated as follows:
The CBC invites members and stakeholders of the INTOSAI community to submit brief texts with personal reflections on a topic of general interest. The views expressed are those of the author and may not correspond with the views of the organization they represent or of the CBC. We welcome these submissions to inspire readers, engage discussions and challenge ourselves to learn from others’ experiences.
Contribute with a News item
News from INTOSAI Regions and CBC workstreams and members on capacity building efforts and activities
Beneficial to all of CBC and any visitor to the CBC website, is to have a fresh and relevant news flow. This very much relies on contributions from our members/regions/workstreams! It can be through articles, blog items, summary reports from conferences, photographs, ideas, experiences of, and input to, our ongoing capacity development discussion!
How do I contribute
Keep the CBC website in mind, when interesting activities of capacity building nature take place in your environment! This surely should be shared with a greater audience! Write a short text or a bit longer article on the event, a summary – or simply something interesting that you would like to draw attention to. Send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, preferably with a logo or picture attached to go with the text.
Do this on a continuous basis, as you probably look forward to reading about others’ experiences too! And you will, as – if you contribute you will inspire others to do the same.
TFIAP case studies
Please make sure to block your calendars for the next CBC Annual Meeting, generously hosted by SAI Kuwait, on 3-5 September, 2018. All necessary information will be available on the website in due course, as well as e-mailed. So keep an eye out for the next...
This INTOSAI-Donor cooperation review identifies a range of good practice principles as well as challenges that have been experienced in coordination support to SAIs. Please find the report here: Review of Coordination of Support to SAIs INTOSAI-Donor...
Please find below the latest PASAI Bulletin. Inside this bulletin you can read about: • New Audit Act 2017 for the Kiribati Audit Office • IDI/PASAI Quality Assurance Review of Compliance Audit of Procurement • GUAM Office Granted INTOSAI Affiliate Membership • Guam...
Last week the first output of the CBC work stream on SAIs in fragile situations was published. It is a discussion paper on the subject "State building in fragile situations - the role of Supreme Audit Institiutions and their international partners" and was discussed...
The CBC Subcommittee on Peer Reviews is inviting all interested colleagues and parties to a conference Motivating and equipping SAIs to carry out peer reviews, that will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20-22 June, 2018. The conference will offer three individual...
The GCP Tier 2 is a flagship initiative of the INTOSAI Donor-Corporation that aims to provide a more intensive support to a small group SAIs operating in Fragile States, that may face difficulties with preparing and mobilising support for strategic capacity...
Please find below the October issue of the PASAI Bulletin, covering issues as Australaisan Council of Auditors General (ACAG) establishes a secretariat to align regional efforts Implementation of SAI PMF in the Pacific Tonga attending UNDP workshop on Risk screening...
Your contributions to the CBC website are beneficial to all of CBC and to any visitor to the website. The contributions from our members/regions/workstreams can be through articles, blog items, summary reports from conferences, photographs, ideas, experiences of, and...
A forward-looking approach to international comparison The idea of information sharing is not new, of course, it is promoted and supported as an important work tool of audit institutions by ISSAIs. But, the BIEP project goes a bit further. Within the BIEP project, a...
On 14 – 15 November 2017, the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic organised an international seminar and workshop aimed at exchange of experience in performing cooperative audits in Prague under the auspices of EUROSAI. The organisation of the seminar followed...