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 European Green Deal programme, adopted as its main strategy by the European Commission, affects the EU’s financial and fiscal policy. At the same time, the importance and role of central government in boosting environmentally sustainable investments strengthens in Finland. Artikkeli The role of the public sector in boosting green funding is growing julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
Environmental considerations are finding their way into fiscal and financial policy. The reason is obvious. Climate change, biodiversity loss and other similar global problems also pose a significant risk to the economy and its functioning. Artikkeli Environmental aspects becoming part of fiscal and financial policy – European Green Deal speeds up the change julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
The state regulates mining operations in many ways, and a variety of different permits are required for mining. In connection with mines, reference is often made to a “social licence to operate”, which aims at preventing conflicts between the mine and local people. Artikkeli What does a social licence to operate mean in mining? 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.
Why leadership mattersLeadership strength and competency is strongly related with an organisation’s ability to deliver and sustain exceptional performance over time  and to respond quickly and effectively to internal and external opportunities and challenges. Leadership competencies to achieve excellenceA global survey identifies five key competency areas that effective leaders tend to exhibit:High ethical standards and providing a safe environment by demonstrating a commitment to […]
Supreme audit institutions (SAIs) are champions of public accountability, transparency and good governance. However, the word ‘audit’ usually makes people think of numbers, balance sheets, tables and maybe a few pie charts. Unfortunately, most people don’t get as excited by these things as we do! However, we can use multimedia to increase stakeholder engagement with our work and improve audit impact. Photos and videos that create an emotional response (affection, disgust, surprise, […]
Audit independence is vital to establish the credibility, public confidence and trust in the work of public audit offices. This blog post is the second in a series of two exploring the concept of audit independence and its role in promoting transparency, accountability and good governance in a country. In our previous post, we explored the definition and measurement of audit independence. This post explores the SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF) results for audit independence in […]
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