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 →
Intense work has continued at the NAOF after the Christmas break – in both audit and monitoring. In addition to auditing, the end of 2020 at the NAOF was marked by numerous hearings by parliamentary committees: the topics varied from fiscal policy and management of employment to incorporation of central government operations and risk management. Hearings play an important role, as Parliament is one our key stakeholders even in the use of impartial information. We have also continued to have a close dialogue with the management of ministries over remote connections, which has also been useful for the planning of our operations. Artikkeli This year auditors turn the spotlight on the management of the exceptional circumstances and further on major reforms julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
Information is required for understanding the world around us, for decision making, and for preparing for the future. We need to know the big picture, but as well – to a certain degree – the bits and pieces it’s made of. In addition, the connections and interactions of these pieces are of most importance. Quite often it is like we are building a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces are scattered all around, not knowing whether they will ever be found. Some of the pieces are still to be created – and simultaneously the world around us is changing, thus modifying the picture we are building. Artikkeli The fascination of jigsaw puzzles julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran National Audit Office of Finland.
Although financial audit utilizes the opportunities offered by digitalization to an increasing extent, successful audit is centred around interaction between people. Artikkeli The state’s financial management is changing, and financial audit is going digital along with it 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.
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 […]
This blog is the first in a series of two blogs to provide public auditors with an introduction to the concept of audit independence. It also contains information about how to measure audit independence – including the four dimensions of ‘Audit Independence’ within the INTOSAI Supreme Audit Institution ‘Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF)’ and the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) tool used to examine the external audit function of a public financial […]
What is well-being?Well-being can be understood as “how people feel and how they function, both on a personal and a social level, and how they evaluate their lives as a whole.”When people are in a state of mental and physical well-being at work, they are able to be productive, build positive relationships with others, develop resilience and cope better with stress, and develop their potential more fully.Higher employee well-being is associated with higher productivity and firm […]
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