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Below you will find The Complete Blogspot Archive

Embracing blended learning as our new normal

E-learning is by no means a new concept. In fact, computer-based learning programmes have been around for over 60 years. But it was the introduction of the internet in the late 20th century, that really enabled e-learning to thrive. In the AFROSAI-E region, e-learning...

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Business continuity during crisis

As we reflect on the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on our citizens and our staff, the impact on economies around the globe has been dire with organisations having to close as they are unable to continue delivering on their business objectives, taking away many...

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Grass can be green on both sides of the fence

They say that grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. In fact, it has always been like that if you come from Finland and you look over the Baltic Sea and see Sweden’s shores. Swedes always tend to beat us in Ice Hockey, they have Abba, and their homes...

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Coronavirus: How should SAIs respond?

The global coronavirus pandemic is leaving us all stunned. Each day we hear of new countries having to close borders, place citizens under lockdown, and launch major new publicly funded initiatives to ensure businesses survive and people are fed. It is easy to feel...

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Success factors for applying what has been learned?

In October 2019 I attended AFROSAI-E’s Technical Update in Cape Town, a knowledge sharing- and networking event for the English-speaking countries of the African region, with close to 180 participants. The event offered the participants guidance on new technical...

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Bridge the gap with plain language

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity, a lesson I learnt from a recent peer-to-peer cooperation between my SAI and the Swedish National Audit Office (SNAO) on plain language. It was my first introduction to understanding how words - so...

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Implementing Data Analytics: Critical Success Factors

The biennial UN/INTOSAI Symposia provide opportunities for capacity building for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) through exchange of subject-specific experiences and information in all relevant fields of public sector auditing. The 24th Symposium, held in Vienna,...

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Applying the ISSAIs and closing the circle

The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) recently carried out a large consultation with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) worldwide as part of the planning for the Strategic Development Plan 2020-2025 (SDP). The SDP was created in 2016 to provide the general...

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Making the connection

One session of the latest annual meeting of the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee was dedicated to presenting examples of peer-to-peer co-operation. Together with Albanian colleagues, we, the Polish SAI, presented the development of the very good working relations...

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