The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides relief to some homeowners. But what about renter households? In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have lost their jobs and are struggling to make rent payments. … Continue reading →
Facing unprecedented national public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, federal agencies moved swiftly to distribute funds and implement programs to help people and businesses. But, as a tradeoff for that speedy response, agencies have made only … Continue reading →
American Indian communities are reporting high rates of COVID-19 infection and voicing concerns that they may be more at risk and less able to respond to the pandemic. In today’s WatchBlog, we look at some of the factors that may … Continue reading →
The fourth supplementary budget approved by Parliament is what is called a stimulus package. The earlier supplementary budgets approved this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic focused on supporting companies and households during the restriction measures. The fourth supplementary budget, on the other hand, aims to stimulate the Finnish economy, i.e. to increase domestic demand – in both consumption and investments – once the restrictions are eased or lifted. Artikkeli Fourth supplementary budget is well allocated julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.
The COVID-19 crisis distances and separates, but at the same time brings people and states together. We are all experiencing the same concern and uncertainty. At times like these, national and international cooperation networks, and the work done over the decades to build and strengthen them, demonstrate their strength. Artikkeli International cooperation supports sustainable renewal of general government finances and public administration julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.
Sustainable development has been included as a cross-sectoral theme in the state budget since 2018. The National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF) has launched a mapping project to examine the framework conditions and best practices of phenomenon-based budgeting supporting sustainable development. The mapping project is not an audit. Artikkeli Can phenomenon-based budgeting support smart management of central government finances? julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.
With Parliament returning yesterday, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the last few extraordinary weeks and set out what it means for the National Audit Office and its work. Firstly though, on behalf of the whole NAO, I would like to pay tribute to everyone who is working so hard to see The post COVID-19: What it means for the NAO appeared first on NAO blog.
COVID-19 is affecting us all. The way we live, work and socialise has changed dramatically. The National Audit Office is no different, our staff are working from home and we will also have an important role to play in reporting on the government’s response to COVID-19. You can find more information on our emerging plans The post Utilising technology when working from home appeared first on NAO blog.
Gender equality and inclusion is key to achieving positive economic and social outcomes for nations and communities. In recent years progress has been made to reduce the gender gap and create equal employment opportunities and outcomes for women and men, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: ‘Achieve Gender Equality’ in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the Pacific region, the Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration 2012 underlines […]
Effective procurement policies, procedures and practices are essential for public entities to ensure value-for-money, accountability and public confidence. This blog contains a series of questions auditors can use to assess the effectiveness of public entity procurement processes and procedures, and to identify gaps and areas for improvement to further strengthen them. These questions apply to both developed and developing countries in which our PASAI member SAIs operate.Good governance for […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Social distancing requirements in full and partial lockdowns have led to the swift adoption of remote access technology. This rapid digital transition brings with it cyber security risks associated with sharing, transmiting and storing information securely.Organisations worldwide face an increase in cyber threats in a changing virtual landscape. A McKinsey global expert survey indicated 75% of management executives considered cybersecurity […]
Email Share Tweet Share Comment Image An Afghan woman working for small local business to support her family. Such business have been severely impacted by COVID-19 crisis. Afghanistan has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty thousand cases and 600 deaths have been officially recorded but the numbers […]
Email Share Tweet Share Comment Image ©WaterAid / Anindito Mukherjee People across the globe are experiencing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19 (coronavirus), as the pandemic poses serious impacts on our health and well-being. While the virus can affect anyone, we know from past global health […]
Email Share Tweet Share Comment Image It has been a very exciting year for social protection! In 2019, my weekly social protection links newsletter reviewed 1042 materials in 43 editions. So here is a personal selection of papers articulated around 10 major themes. Enjoy! 1. Economic and other long-term effects […]
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