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The 71st meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting will be held on November 15 and 16 in Moscow, Russia. Topics to be discussed will include the contribution and role of SAIs in the implementation of SDGs, and INTOSAI’s communication. Also up for discussion are the reports of the INTOSAI Presidency and General Secretariat, reports […]


IDI is making progress with the implementation of the “SAI Fighting Corruption Programme” in OLACEFS, designed to strengthen the capacities of SAIs to fight corruption in their countries. As part of this endeavor, during the week starting October 15, specialists from the SAIs of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay met […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), a consolidated strategic partner of OLACEFS, launched version 0 of the Compliance Audit Implementation Manual based on ISSAI standards, which, once approved, will be part of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, INTOSAI. In line with the above, IDI is inviting members of the oversight community to review the […]


Prizes for the contest – held annually by the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), chaired by Jesús Rodríguez, Auditor General of the Nation, Argentina – were awarded at the OLACEFS XXVIII General Assembly. This year’s theme was Advantages of Using Big Data in the Audit Process, chosen as the result of a survey […]


On the occasion of the OLACEFS XXVIII General Assembly, the Declaration of Buenos Aires was signed under the title “The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions Entities in Response to the New Information Technology of the XXI Century”, which sets out the interest and commitment of OLACEFS in implementing new technologies in the oversight process. The […]


From October 15 – 19, in the city of Asunción, Paraguay, the closing meeting of the coordinated audit on SDG 5 was held, which seeks to assess the effectiveness of governments in the process of implementing the sustainable development goal on gender equality. Importantly, this is the first coordinated transcontinental audit that OLACEFS has performed, […]


On October 12, the XXVIII OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly, organized by the General Audit Office of the Argentine Republic (AGN), drew to a successful close in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event began on October 9 with the LXVIII Meeting of the OLACEFS Board, held in AGN offices, and continued at the Panamericano Hotel, with two […]


On October 9, 2018, in an intense day at the General Audit Office of the Nation of Argentina, the OLACEFS LXVIII Board Meeting was held, as usual preceding the XXVIII General Assembly, 2018. As is customary in OLACEFS, in order to broaden participation and keep operations transparent, the presidents of the committees, commissions and working […]


OLACEFS XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly will be held from October 9 – 12, 2018, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is expected to be attended by audit institutions from around the world, as well as international cooperation agencies and other entities related to the functioning of SAIs. The issues to be tackled technically […]


The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS, invites you to follow its LXVIII Meeting of the Board, taking place today, October 9, 2018, from 09:00 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participants will include representatives from OLACEFS member SAIs. The transmission can be followed through this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AGNauditoria/live


The OLACEFS Newsletter in this issue presents activities shared by the SAIs of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Honduras, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Puerto Rico. Work in environmental matters, anti-corruption, strategic planning, and accountability is highlighted. Regarding the activities of the OLACEFS working bodies, the Presidency, the CCC and the CAJ; CEDEIR, CTPBG, CTPC and GTOP […]


The Working Group for the Audit of Public Works (GTOP) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, with the support of Brazil’s TCU, held a workshop on training and planning for the coordinated audit on renewable energies in […]


The Court of Audit of the Republic of El Salvador was elected to the presidency of the Technical Commission for the Assessment of Achievement and Performance Indicators, CEDEIR, for the period 2019 – 2021, with the unanimous approval of commission members. The election was held on August 29, 2018 and was attended by the SAIs […]


To support the technical teams with the mission of executing a coordinated audit on renewable energies, in accordance with the provisions of the OLACEFS Public Works Working Group (GTOP), the Office of the Comptroller of the Republic of Chile and the Court of Auditors of the Union of Brazil are providing training for officials through […]


The 11th meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on the Value and Benefits of SAIs (WGVBS), was held in Kingston, Jamaica, from September 19 to 21, 2018. It was chaired by David Rogelio Colmenares Páramo, Auditor General of the Federation of Mexico and President of OLACEFS. The aim of the meeting was to analyze the […]


The Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico invites the OLACEFS community to follow the online transmission of the 2018 International Seminar “Challenges of Anticorruption Policies: from capture to universalism in Mexico” of the Red por la Rendición de Cuentas (RRC), to take place on October 1 and 2, 2018, starting at 9 o’clock […]


Application documents from the SAIs of Paraguay and Peru are available below, for all OLACEFS members to familiarize themselves with the applications for the OLACEFS Presidency, for the period 2019 – 2021. The election of the new Presidency holders will be held in the administrative session of the XXVIII General Assembly, on Friday, October 12, […]


The XXVI Annual Meeting of the Coordination Group and the XXV Meeting of the Joint Commission of Audit Institutions of Mercosur and Associates – EFSUR- took place on September 4 and 5 in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The meeting was attended by the Auditor General of the Argentine Nation, Maria Graciela de la Rosa; […]


During the CCC’s annual meeting on August 29, 2018, the electoral process for the 2019 – 2020 presidency of the committee was concluded. Voting by SAI committee members was unanimously in favor of the continuance of the Court of Accounts of the Union of Brazil at the committee’s helm. This was a win not only […]


The first face-to-face meeting of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), which took place on August 27-29, 2018, at Chile’s SAI, drew to a successful close. The event was organized by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, in coordination […]


In line with supporting the technical teams that make up the coordinated audit on renewable energies, on August 24 the second webinar on “Characteristics of the main renewable sources – diffuse nature, intermittence and high variation in the generation of electric power” took place. The activity took place at the Office of the Comptroller General […]


The annual meeting of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee will be held in the city of Santiago, Chile, from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 August. In order to foster a culture of transparency we are providing web links where you can see the work the various technical teams develop over the three days of the […]


On August 15 and 16, 2018, in Quito, Ecuador, the classroom phase of the second Regional Course for Training IntoSAINT/SAINT moderators in OLACEFS was held. The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador hosted the event, which was attended by 27 officials, who were certified as moderators for the INTOSAI Integrity Model. […]


The CTPBG has been holding a series of videoconferences to support SAIs regionally for the new assessment of the “index for the availability of information to the public on the institutional management of SAIs”, with the aim of improving access to information, encourage transparency, the relationship and communication with stakeholders. The project is being driven […]


The purpose of the coordination platform is to provide a single platform to INTOSAI and regional organisations for the alignment of common efforts, exploring synergies, tracking and evaluation of progress, as well as knowledge sharing. From the 25th to 27th of June 2018, 55 participants from 32 INTOSAI organs and regional organisations participated in this […]


In number 23 of the OLACEFS Magazine you will find: The experiences and results of the performance audit performed on the “Bridge to Development” program in Costa Rica. Also, an account from IDI on the scope of the cooperative audit on the fight against poverty in the region. The results of the implementation of the […]


A feedback workshop for the Coordinated Audit on Protected Areas (ACAP) was held in Brasilia on May 15 and 16, 2018, at the Serzedello Corrêa Institute (ISC), in the framework of the first meeting of the Special Technical Commission on the Environment (COMTEMA), chaired by the Brazilian Court of Auditors. Participants in the workshop included […]


To support the technical teams with the mission of executing a coordinated audit on renewable energies, in accordance with the provisions of the OLACEFS Public Works Working Group (GTOP), the Office of the Comptroller of the Republic of Chile and the Court of Auditors of the Union of Brazil will provide training for officials through […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) currently has two vacancies – for “Manager of Capacity Development for Quality Assurance” and for “Manager of Capacity Development for Strategic Management“. The Manager of Capacity Development for Quality Assurance is an operational level position reporting to the Deputy Director General and working together with other members of the 3i […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC), presided over by the Brazilian Court of Auditors since 2016, is carrying a training needs assessment for the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS). This is a strategic activity aimed at improving the development of professional and organizational capacities of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Contribute This […]


OLACEFS presented the results of the coordinated audit on Sustainable Development Goals, carried out within the framework of the Special Technical Commission for the Environment (COMTEMA) at a United Nations event in New York. The purpose of this joint project was to assess the preparedness of Latin American national governments to implement the 2030 Agenda. […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) has been supporting SAIs in the implementation of International Auditing Standards for SAIs (ISSAIs), through the ISSAI Implementation Initiative (3i program). The aim of the program is to encourage SAIs to carry out auditing practices in accordance with ISSAIs, to which end a number of strategies have been determined, including […]


The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Institute of Fiscal Studies of Spain (IEF) signed a collaboration protocol aimed at establishing mutual collaboration and strengthening the training and research strategies of both institutions in the area of competencies. The agreement was signed by David Rogelio Colmenares Páramo, Auditor General […]


The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is pleased to invite the OLACEFS SAI community to participate in the 2019 International Auditor Fellowship Program (IAFP). The program is an intensive four-month study course, aimed at strengthening the capacities of Supreme Audit Institutions and supporting the improvement of accountability and governance throughout the world. The program has […]


In compliance with the Annual Operating Plan 2018 of the Legal Advisory Committee (CAJ), interested parties are invited to participate in the CAJ International Research Competition 2018, themed “Integrity in Public Procurement: Mechanisms for coordination and oversight between procurement systems and national audit institutions”. The aim of this activity is to propose or identify efficient […]


A workshop on the design and conceptualization of a strategy for communication with external stakeholders was held on July 19 and 20 in Asunción, Paraguay. It was proposed by the Commission for Citizen Participation (CPC), under the presidency of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of the Republic of Paraguay, in the […]


In view of the aim of the Strategic Development Plan(SDP) for the INTOSAI Framework for Professional Pronouncements (2017-2019) – to set up initiatives to migrate from the ISSAIs Framework to the new INTOSAI Framework for Professional Pronouncements (IFPP) – the presidencies of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC), Capacity Building Committee (CBC) and Knowledge Sharing and […]


At the end of 2017, the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) published the Global SAI Stocktaking Report 2017, which, as of June 2018, has been available in Spanish, French and Arabic. IDI has made this document available to SAIs, stakeholders and INTOSAI organizations. The purpose of the report is to provide information on the performance of […]


El Salvador’s SAI shares the new edition of its institutional magazine which includes the main activities undertaken in the first part of the year. The magazine highlights the institutional work undertaken with the different SAIs from the region, emphasizing the work of the Management Agency of this Supervisory Entity, and of the different organizational units. […]


The presidencies of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC), the Capacity Building Committee (CBC) and the Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services Committee (KSC) are inviting INTOSAI member SAIs to nominate candidates to be part of the Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements (FIPP). By the end of 2018, FIPP will have three vacancies (including one for the […]


From June 20 – 22, the conference “Motivating and Empowering SAIs to Conduct Peer Reviews” will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is being organized by the INTOSAI Subcommittee on Peer Reviews and the Capacity Building Committee. The aim of the meeting is to strengthen and promote the use of INTOSAI tools for assessing SAIs. […]


On June 15 the 2018 Branch Course drew to a close. The course is organized each year by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba, and is part of the OLACEFS Annual Training Plan. The aim of the course was to learn about the contribution of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in […]


The international seminar “Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality: Implementation and Progress “, was held on May 30 and 31. It was organized jointly by the General Audit Office of the Argentine Nation (AGN) and the Supreme Audit Institutions of Mercosur and associated countries (EFSUR). The purpose of the seminar was to create a forum […]


The Commission’s first meeting of the year, under the presidency of the Court of Auditors of the Union of Brazil, was held in Brasilia. The President of the Court of Auditors of the Union of Brazil (TCU), Minister Raimundo Carreiro, attended the inauguration of the first meeting of 2018 of the Special Technical Commission for […]


La Comisión Técnica de Prácticas de Buena Gobernanza (CTPBG) informa que la fase presencial de la segunda edición del Curso para la Formación de Moderadores de IntoSAINT en la OLACEFS se llevará a cabo los días 16 y 17 de agosto de 2018, en Quito, Ecuador. La definición de la sede buscó promover la participación […]


The OLACEFS Presidency, under the charge of the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico, in conjunction with Presidency of the Commission for Performance Evaluation of SAIs and Performance Indicators (CEDEIR), led by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, invite OLACEFS full and associate member SAIs and strategic partners to […]


Today, Friday, May 18, 2018, theLXVII Meeting of the Board of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) is taking place in the city of La Paz. Representatives from the six Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that make up the Board of Directors – Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Chile, in […]


Spain’s Institute of Fiscal Studies, IEF, is pleased to inform OLACEFS member SAIs of the launch of the 4th Official Master’s Degree in Public Finance and Financial and Tax Administration. Specialty: Financial Administration. This is a new version of the International Master’s Degree in Financial Administration and Public Finance that the IEF has been developing […]


Dear auditors and officials of OLACEFS participating SAIs: The CCC – Capacity Building Committee and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba – invites member SAI to participate in a branch course. COURSE “Experiences of SAIs in preventing corruption and the struggle for efficiency in public administration” Hosting SAI Office of […]


In line with its responsibilities, the OLACEFS Presidency – under the charge of the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico – has set up an ISSAI microsite on OLACEFS web page in the framework of following up on implementing International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) in the region. It was developed in […]