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...

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...

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...

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...