Below you will find The Complete Blogspot Archive

Development outside the comfort zone

Experience of a parallel performance audit in the Western Balkans In it’s very foundation, every change means stretching, it means excursion outside the usual habits and routines we are comfortable with. This kind of journey always takes us along a bumpy road and our...

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A framework for Reporting on Public Finance Management

When I assumed my new role as CEO at AFROSAI-E recently, a number of topical issues, amongst others Professionalisation; Public Finance Management (PFM) reforms; SAIs operating in fragile states and SDGs, sparked excitement and enthusiasm in me.  I would like to share...

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Fragility – what is it really?

When the Capacity Building Committee held its annual meeting in Washington DC earlier this year, I had the privilege to meet old friends and new colleagues in the international community and discuss how to best support the development of SAIs. One of this year’s...

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SAI´s (financial) independence – a pie in the sky?

Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) could count, without any doubt, among the most important pillars in national democratic systems. According to ISSAI 1 (the Lima Declaration), ISSAI 10 (the Mexico Declaration) and UN General Assembly Resolutions A/66/209 (adopted in...

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We have to change to stay the same

We have to change to stay the same![1] This was the challenging slogan of the 2014 EUROSAI The Hague congress, underlining the importance of innovation and adaptability for our continuing relevance as Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). With this call to arms in mind,...

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Leadership and learning

I will in my blog travel back in time. The year is 2004 and the location is Lilongwe, Malawi. I have just arrived in Malawi as a relatively young man, to become the new long term advisor to the National Audit Office of Malawi. I am extremely excited, naively...

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News

Peer reviews uniting the world of INTOSAI

Peer reviews uniting the world of INTOSAI

The slogan in the conference opening slide was bold and gutsy, but the symbolism was fulfilled – the conference attendance by almost one hundred participants from 47 INTOSAI member organisations and some twenty participants from the host SAI served as proof. The...

2018 IntoSAINT Global Meeting approaching

2018 IntoSAINT Global Meeting approaching

The 2018 IntoSAINT Global Meeting is approaching very fast, and the Chair, SAI Mexico, is excited to receive the working group in Mexico City very soon. Please find below relevant meeting information, the same information can also be found on the IntoSAINT separate...

YouTube videos on INTOSAI standard setting

YouTube videos on INTOSAI standard setting

The INTOSAI Professional Standards Committee has developed a number of videos, now available on YouTube, in order to explain INTOSAI’s work related to standards. We encourage you to watch and share these videos to gain a better understanding of both INTOSAI’s standard...

Follow peer review conference on YouTube

Follow peer review conference on YouTube

The SAI of Slovakia is organising the conference Motivating and equipping SAIs to carry out peer reviews in Bratislava June 20–22. In order to enable a wider INTOSAI audience interested in the topic to follow the conference live, conference deliberations will be...