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National Audit Office of Finland

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UK National Audit Office 

  • Better data means better services – so how can government get there?
    by NAO blog on April 29, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    The shielding programme was a swift government wide response to identify and protect clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people against COVID-19. Our recent report on Protecting and supporting the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown, shows how government quickly recognised the need to provide food, medicines and basic care to those CEV people shielding. This had to The post Better data means better services – so how can government get there? appeared first on NAO blog.

  • Auditing government’s pandemic response
    by NAO blog on April 22, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Like governments around the world, ours has committed unprecedented amounts of public money to the fight against coronavirus. By the end of 2020, this reached £271 billion in the UK and will continue to increase.  As the UK’s independent public spending watchdog, the National Audit Office has been tracking the Government’s pandemic spending commitments, reporting The post Auditing government’s pandemic response appeared first on NAO blog.

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INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee


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  • Honouring citizens’ trust in SAIs with FSG audits
    by Luke Eaton on November 22, 2021 at 12:50 am

    The audit of Financial Statements of Government (FSGs) [1] is a public mandate bestowed by citizens upon supreme audit institutions (SAIs) through audit and/or Public Financial Management (PFM) legislation.The mandate designates citizens’ trust in SAIs to provide assurance on government accountability reports and how it has used public resources.SAIs must honour citizens’ trust.FSGs audited in a timely manner to recognised high standards by SAIs are fundamental to holding governments and […]

  • Human resources a vital pillar of professional SAIs
    by Luke Eaton on October 18, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    SAI’s capacity to deliver value and benefitsSAIs must have a capable and motivated workforce to deliver value and benefits to the lives of citizens through effective and impactful audits. Having competent people to deliver the SAI’s mandate is a critical element of being a professional SAI.[1] The four fundamentals of professionalism Without the autonomy to decide on all human resource (HR) matters, it is difficult for SAIs to […]

  • Responding to an emergency: SAI New Zealand’s pandemic response
    by Luke Eaton on September 20, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    The purpose of a supreme audit institution (SAI) is to improve trust in our public organisations and public financial management systems. At a time when there is a significant and rapid increase in Government expenditure to address the impacts of the pandemic, the work SAIs do has never been more important. As auditors we play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the public sector in our jurisdictions by supporting transparency and accountability.The team at SAI New Zealand has directed […]

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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

OLACEFSCovid-19 Blog

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