Did you know Medicaid can be used in times of crisis? From natural disasters to the pandemic, Medicaid has been used to protect groups of people and mitigate damages. In today’s WatchBlog post, we look at how Medicaid is used … Continue reading →
Since November 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has dramatically increased, further straining health care systems across the country. Today’s WatchBlog looks at our newest report on the federal pandemic response, which describes the status of ongoing … Continue reading →
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 →
The coronavirus and the Covid-19 pandemic have had a fundamental impact on central government finances in 2020 and in 2021. Artikkeli Has Covid-19 also become a part of the state budget? julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
The National Audit Office of Finland is currently chairing the WGEA – Working Group on Environmental Auditing. Artikkeli Auditors to focus on the prerequisites for future change – messages about the foresight activities of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
Member states of the Monetary Union need rules to manage their public finances. A situation without any rules would probably be the worst option. However, there has been criticism of the existing EU rules. Could the EU change its fiscal rules so that they could make fiscal policy less pro-cyclical and enhance debt sustainability? Artikkeli Reflecting on EU fiscal rules – is there any alternative to the debt rule? julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
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.
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.
The audit of Financial Statements of Government (FSGs)  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 […]
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. The four fundamentals of professionalism Without the autonomy to decide on all human resource (HR) matters, it is difficult for SAIs to […]
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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