Today’s WatchBlog looks at our third report on the implementation of the CARES Act and other pandemic relief measures. The report outlines the many effective steps the Administration and the Congress have taken to address issues, and identifies further steps … Continue reading →
Partnerships between federal and local entities are key to achieving national goals for education, health care, transportation, and homeland security, as well as responding to emergencies such as hurricanes or—more recently— the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s WatchBlog looks at our recent … Continue reading →
The growing homelessness crisis in the U.S. could be worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. While data on the impact COVID-19 is having on homelessness are not yet available, Congress has already made efforts mitigate its effects through passage of the … Continue reading →
This week we are celebrating the European Sustainable Development Week. We at the National Audit Office of Finland support the sustainable development of central government finances, audit the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and develop international cooperation methods for the audit of sustainable development. Artikkeli The Sustainable Development Goals are becoming an integral part of the audit work julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.
Even under the prevailing exceptional circumstances, amid one of the most serious crises of modern times, we in Finland have been able to rely on effective and efficient governance. The ministries, agencies and institutions have taken decisions rapidly and reliably to ensure continuity in central government operations. Artikkeli Central government in Finland is worth its weight in gold julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.
What should you do if you know hardly anything about auditing or artificial intelligence (AI)? As new employees, we were driven by our ambition to succeed and develop audit work to meet future needs. The participants in the National Audit Office’s programme for young professionals were assigned a development project that aimed at bringing AI to the agency. The project proved to be both inspiring and challenging. It was clear from the outset that, in order to succeed, we would need the help of experienced auditors. Artikkeli Young professionals: Forming inspiring pictures by fitting together different pieces julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto.
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.
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.
Following on from our last blog on Gender Equality and Inclusion: A Strategic Priority for SAIs this blog post provides public auditors with high-level guidance and best practice recommendations on how to conduct performance audits on gender equality policies and programmes.Pacific region SAIs can examine gender equality through a performance audit to determine the degree of government compliance with national and international commitments to gender equality, including the implementation of […]
Gender equality and inclusion is key to achieving positive economic and social outcomes for nations and communities. In recent years progress has been made to reduce the gender gap and create equal employment opportunities and outcomes for women and men, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: ‘Achieve Gender Equality’ in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the Pacific region, the Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration 2012 underlines collective […]
Effective procurement policies, procedures and practices are essential for public entities to ensure value-for-money, accountability and public confidence. This blog contains a series of questions auditors can use to assess the effectiveness of public entity procurement processes and procedures, and to identify gaps and areas for improvement to further strengthen them. These questions apply to both developed and developing countries in which our PASAI member SAIs operate.Good governance for […]
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
OLACEFS – Covid-19 Blog