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Government Accountability Office 

  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Lessons Learned from H1N1
    by WatchBlog on January 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    As the federal government responds to the coronavirus pandemic, we here at GAO have been monitoring the response efforts—including reviewing COVID-19 vaccine development and authorization. Today’s WatchBlog explores our past work on vaccine distribution and lessons learned from the H1N1 … Continue reading →

  • Continued Surge in COVID Cases Highlights Need for Urgent Federal Action
    by WatchBlog on November 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    COVID-19 cases have been increasing since mid-September, further highlighting the importance of federal public health and economic response efforts. Today’s WatchBlog looks at our fourth report on the federal pandemic response, which describes the status of ongoing efforts and outlines … Continue reading →

  • Operation Warp Speed—Federal Efforts to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutic Development
    by WatchBlog on November 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Note: This blog was updated on December 7 to clarify some references to the distribution and licensing aspects of a COVID-19 vaccine. Developing a vaccine can take 10 years or longer. However, as COVID-19 cases rapidly rose during the early … Continue reading →

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National Audit Office of Finland

  • Transport network – something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
    by Paivi Ilves on January 15, 2021 at 7:13 am

    The transport network, a central physical part of society, has been built over the centuries. Many parts of it have even been repaired several times. Waterways have been mapped, ports have been constructed, and access from lake Saimaa to the sea has been leased from Russia. Roads and railways have also been built by the past generations. Even now, significant new projects are being planned, especially in the rail network. Artikkeli Transport network – something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.

  • SAIs have the same nut to crack when recovery measures are to be targeted sustainably from the climate perspective
    by Paivi Ilves on January 12, 2021 at 7:43 am

    The coronavirus pandemic has given us a wake-up call to examine the crisis tolerance of our society and reflect on our future after the crisis. Artikkeli SAIs have the same nut to crack when recovery measures are to be targeted sustainably from the climate perspective julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.

  • Parliament’s information needs are changing – the NAOF is strengthening its foresight skills and systemic thinking
    by Paivi Ilves on December 22, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    The audit sector is changing rapidly. The digitalization of central government and the centralization of financial administration services and related information systems are creating a new kind of operating environment for audit work. Holistic management and overall understanding of systems play a more important part than before. In the audit of policymaking, in turn, the need for a systemic approach is underlined by cross-administrative efforts, interconnections between issues, and multi-sectoral methods of knowledge formation. Artikkeli Parliament’s information needs are changing – the NAOF is strengthening its foresight skills and systemic thinking julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.

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UK National Audit Office 

  • Auditing COVID-19: an international perspective
    by NAO blog on August 27, 2020 at 11:35 am

    How we are working with international partners to assess the response to COVID-19. The post Auditing COVID-19: an international perspective appeared first on NAO blog.

  • Auditing the government’s response to COVID-19
    by NAO blog on July 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I last posted to this blog in late April as the country was in the teeth of the COVID-19 pandemic, explaining how we were maintaining our operations and adjusting our work programme in the light of the government response to the virus. Now, in late July, most of the UK is gradually emerging from lockdown The post Auditing the government’s response to COVID-19 appeared first on NAO blog.

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PASAI Blog

  • by Jenah Shaw on December 15, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are operating in an increasingly digital environment. COVID-19 has sped up the adoption of digital technologies by several years and it is expected that these changes are here to stay. Keeping up-to-date with the digital transformation of the workforce is important for SAIs to continue to add value and remain relevant. Throughout the year PASAI has shared blogs on the topics of online collaboration, building digital resilience and cyber security. Adding to this […]

  • by Jenah Shaw on December 3, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel restrictions presented the world with a significant challenge. We have responded by pivoting and turning this challenge into an opportunity by accelerating our digital transformation program – which includes an investment in educational technology and the adoption of blended learning (online and face-to-face delivery) as a more efficient and sustainable delivery model.Due to current border and travel restrictions, our short-term focus is on delivering […]

  • by Jenah Shaw on November 23, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    This blog post provides public auditors with a brief history of environmental audit in PASAI and encourages future environmental audit work. The blog post also highlights helpful guidance and training activities from the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) and the ACAG PASAI Regional WGEA (RWGEA).BackgroundPASAI members have had a strong interest in environmental audit for many years, reflecting the importance of the environment and good environmental management to people in […]

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World Bank Blogs – Governance for Development: Collaboration between Supreme Audit Institutions and Citizens is Critical in Ensuring Accountability and Transparency of Government’s Response to COVID-19

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