Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting – Audit of Preparedness for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


A meeting on “Auditing preparedness for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” was held in New York July 20 – 21, 2017.  The meeting was organised by the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), and followed the ministerial segment of the High Level Political […]

SIGMA Study – Developing Effective Working Relationships Between Supreme Audit Institutions


This study provides a comparative analysis of how supreme audit institutions and parliaments have developed effective working relationships in the European Union (EU) and EU Accession countries.  If offers guidance to SAIs and parliaments for establishing effective working relationships.  It analyses the expectations set out in international standards and identifies factors that influence these relationships […]

SAI Jamaica shares its SAI PMF Experience at CReCER 2017


SAI Jamaica shares its SAI PMF Experience at CReCER 2017

SAI Jamaica was invited by the IDB to share its experience with the SAI-PMF at the CReCER 10th anniversary session.  The overall theme of the Conference was “Fostering Trust for Sustainable Growth,” which aptly reflects the growing need to enhance trust in Governments, in order to manage public resources more effectively, and to enhance trust in […]

Phil Sharman Appointed as Next Auditor General, British Virgin Islands


Phil Sharman Appointed as Next Auditor General, British Virgin Islands

Mr. Phil Sharman has been appointed as the next Auditor General of the British Virgin Islands.  The appointment was made by His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John S. Duncan, OBE, in accordance with section 92 of the Virgin Islands Constitution, and acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission.  The appointment will […]

CAROSAI Cooperative (Parallel) Procurement Audit May 29 -June 2, 2017


CAROSAI Cooperative (Parallel) Procurement Audit May 29 -June 2, 2017

CAROSAI undertook a survey in July 2016 to determine the mandate, needs and priorities of all its members, Procurement Audit was identified as a critical capacity building need of fifteen SAIs.  Arising from this stated need, the Secretariat,  through the joint support of the World Bank (WB) and the  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will be spearheading […]

Achieving Impact and Reinforcing Accountability- Sierra Leone’s Perspective


The Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) became an operational independent organization in 2004. In a country context marked by a post-conflict legacy, high youth unemployment, poverty, corruption, weak governance structures and fragile legal environment following the end of the civil war in 2002, Sierra Leone is considered to be among the 10 poorest countries in […]

Regional Collaboration to Close the Accountability Gap- the PASAI Approach


Several smaller island nations in the Pacific have limited auditing capabilities. For example, back in 2009, the Tuvalu Office of the Auditor-General (TOAG) and the Kiribati National Audit Office (KNAO) were not completing audits in a timely manner. They had backlogs of audits and struggled to keep up with changes to international financial reporting and […]