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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 […]


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 CTPBG has the pleasure of inviting all officials from OLACEFS member institutions to participate in the 2017 Regional Competition on Good Governance. The theme for the 2018 competition is “Advantages of using Big Data in the Audit Process” Below you can download the Poster, Competition Rules and article 13/2018 – CTPBG. The success of […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) calls for applicants for the position of Capacity Development Manager with a focus on performance auditing. Applicants must be officials with extensive professional experience in performance auditing as IDI is an important partner on INTOSAI’s Performance Audit Subcommittee (PAS) and Professional Standards Committee (PSC). For further information on the job […]


On April 2, 2018, assessment of the 11 studies submitted for the Annual Research Contest 2017 was concluded. The contest was promoted by the Special Committee for the Review of the Charter and its Regulations (CER) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, which is presided over by the Court of […]


A planning meeting for the Coordinated Audit on SDG 5 on gender equality was held from April 9 to 13, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participants include the Supreme Audit Institutions of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as the audit […]


A second Forum for Latin American and the Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development is to be held, with the aim of serving as a regional mechanism to monitor and review the implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their aims, means of implementation and the Addis Ababa […]


In line with furthering the work carried out by the  the OLACEFS Commission for Citizen Engagement (CPC), from 2016 to 2017 the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador presided over the preparation of the “Assessment of the implementation of impact indicators for good practices in Citizen Engagement of CPC members “. This study […]


In line with the TCU’s application for the presidency of the Commission and as a global leader in environmental audits, COMTEMA initiated a consolidation effort by strengthening alliances and professional capacity building, focusing on geocontrol training and the sustainability of actions that will be carried out over the next three years. In 2018 the focus […]


On March 29, 2018, the President of the Competition and Director General of the ISC signed EDICT No. 7. The purpose of the Edict is to make public the approval of the delivery of the third and last installment of the games contracted by the Special Commission for Selecting and Adjudicating and it was carried […]


In line with its responsibilities, the OLACEFS Presidency, which is under the administration of the Superior Audit of the Federation of Mexico, as part of following up on achieving Goal 1 to “develop a financing and sustainability strategy”, from the 2017-2022 strategic plan, has prepared a document called “Cooperation in kind in OLACEFS, results of […]


Brazil’s SAI, in its capacity as Presidency of the CCC, conducted online training with OLACEFS Training Liaisons in the use of, and developments in, the new Educational Management System, EMS, on February 28, March 22 and 27 of this year. The sessions were aimed at the SAIs that have used, or will use, the EMS […]


The 27th Newsletter provides update information on OLACEFS latest activities. Please click here to view the OLACEFS Newsletter


On fulfilment of their own tasks, the Executive Secretary continues with the execution of the planning and monitoring work system of the Organization, which allows permanent monitoring compliance on the activities and commitments annually assumed, and thus, to support the development of a successful organizational management. In this context, the Executive Secretary makes available to […]


On March 8 and 9, 2018, the OLACEFS Executive Committee held the workshop Results Assessment and Communication Strateg in Brasilia, Brazil. The event was implemented in the context of the project “Strengthening External Oversight in the Environmental Field”, arranged by OLACEFS and the German Corporation for International Cooperation, GIZ. The workshop facilitated the monitoring of […]


With the support of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador, a workshop on the Self-Assessment of Integrity, “SAINT” was held from March 7 to 8, 2018, in Ecuador’s Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Worship. To carry out […]