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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 […]


The Office of the Comptroller General of Curaçao (Algemene Rekenkamer Curaçao) launched the Integrity Self-Assessment Workshop (IntoSAINT) on November 27, 28, 29, 2017, in the city of Willemstad, Curaçao, with the financial assistance of the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG). The Workshop was moderated by Melissa Narro and Francisco Parral, officials of the […]


At the end of 2017, the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) published the Global SAI Stocktaking Report 2017(1). The document, made up of a main report and an annex, as well as the results of the INTOSAI Global Survey 2017, includes the following: The most important findings from the analysis of various sources, including the Public […]


In its strategic planning for 2017 – 2022, OLACEFS has taken into account Strategic Goal 4 to “promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences on procedures, good practices and lessons learned between member Supreme Audit Institutions, through assessment tools such as peer reviews and the performance measurement framework“. Peer review is the evaluation of one […]


The OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC), in its function of supporting Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the generation and enhancement of their professional and institutional competences, presents the schedule for courses and activities to be held in 2018. The schedule can be found by following this link: Virtual Courses Schedule 2018 


One of the initiatives proposed by Brazil’s TCU when it took over the presidency of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC), was to develop a system to support the management of courses offered by the Committee. Following up on this proposal, in 2017 the CCC introduced the Educational Management System (EMS), a platform that aims […]


The Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions(ASOSAI) is making the fourth issue of the electronic journal Asian Journal of Government Audit(October 2017) available to the OLACEFS community. It can be accessed through http://www.asosaijournal .org/ The theme of this edition is “The role of SAIs in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals”. In addition, all members […]


The OLACEFS Presidency has made the report “Challenges and Good Practices of OLACEFS SAIs in the institutional implementation of ISSAIs” available to OLACEFS SAIs. The document is the result of a regional survey on matters implemented in 2017, the development of follow-up webinars, and collaboration with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). The follow-up survey was […]


The sixth working meeting of the Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements (FIPP) was held from November 27 – 30, 2017, hosted by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Guatemala. The meeting was attended by 11 of the 15 FIPP members and two observers, namely the representative of the Presidency of the […]


The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba invites OLACEFS member SAIs to participate in the “III International Workshop on Audit, Oversight and Supervision, the Contribution of Best Practices to Meeting SDGs”, which will be held on October 30. May to June 1, 2018. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen […]


The second face-to-face meeting of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS, was held from November 28 to December 1, 2017, and was organized by the Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) of Brazil. The event was attended by thirty-two officials from the SAIs […]


Costa Rica’s SAI forwarded a report to the Legislative Assembly analyzing the impact of climate variability and change on public finances, and the attending challenges to the quality of life of citizens. The report describes how the increase of the average global temperature, changes in rainfall patterns, the rise in sea level and increasingly frequent […]


The international seminar “The Role of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” was held on Friday, November 24, in Asunción, Paraguay. The event provided a forum for citizen debate with the participation of representatives from regional SAIs and from the United Nations and the European Union. The event was organized by […]


More than 20 SAI heads and a total of 33 delegations met in Graz, Austria on the occasion of the 70th Meeting of the INTOSAI Steering Committee, held on November 6 and 7, 2017, where the OLACEFS Executive Secretariat presented the organization’s activity report for 2017. Please click on the links for the report and […]


Funcionarios de diferentes Entidades Fiscalizadoras Superiores de la OLACEFS participaron del 20 al 22 de noviembre de 2017 en el Taller de Capacitación y Planificación de la Auditoría Coordina de Áreas de Fronteras, que se llevó a cabo en dependencias de la Contraloría General de la República de Chile. El objetivo principal de esta auditoría […]


The presidencies of the Special Environment Commission (COMTEMA) and the Working Group for the Audit of Public Works (GTOP) invite interested SAIs to apply for their respective presidencies. For further information, please go to: COMTEMA Note/Py N°039/2017 – COMTEMA call for applicants COMTEMA Note/Py N°042/2017 – COMTEMA extension of call for applicants Official notice No. […]


In line with the 2016 – 2018 Training Plan, from August 28 to September 1 Brazil’s Court of Auditors (TCU) hosted a Design Thinking Course for OLACEFS member institutions. The event was attended by 15 officials from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, […]


The Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), with the support of AC-Colombia, presented the index of availability of information to citizens on the institutional management of Supreme Audit Institutions – “IDIGI-EFS”, within the framework of the XXVII OLACEFS General Assembly held recently in Asunción, Paraguay. The IDIGI-EFS 2017 was developed from a survey of […]


La Comisión Técnica de Prácticas de Buena Gobernanza (CTPBG) que preside el Auditor General de la Nación Argentina, Lic. Jesús Rodríguez, hizo entrega de los Premios del Concurso “Por la Recuperación de Valores”. La temática elegida para la Edición 2017 fue: Rol y desafíos de las EFS en la evaluación y análisis de las políticas […]


On Thursday, November 2, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile was elected as a new member of the Board of Auditors of the United Nations, through a vote held by the Fifth Committee during the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. After more […]


The Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals and Oversight will be held from October 23 – 25, 2017, in the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic (Teatinos 78, Santiago). Working sessions for Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 will be held from 9:00 – 17:30 in the form of presentations and discussions from four panels. […]


The Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico is pleased to invite OLACEFS members and stakeholders to follow a live transmission of the 6th International Seminar, “Power, Corruption and Impunity: an agenda with a focus on rights”, taking place on October 19 and 20, 2017. The transmission starts at 9 am, Mexico City time. […]


The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed the “Project to Strengthen the Control System of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Nicaragua” for the which the services of an individual international consultant are required to “carry out consulting for implementing an assessment of […]


On September 7, 2017, a conference entitled “Towards achieving SDGs-2030 Agenda” was organized at the General Audit Office of Argentina (AGN), where commitment and challenges to achieving SDGs were assessed by prominent figures in the field. Panelists included the Deputy Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Mario Quintana; the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations […]


The Chairs of INTOSAI Professional Standards Committee (PSC), Capacity Building Committee (CBC) and Knowledge Sharing Committee (KSC) invite all SAIs and bodies within INTOSAI to nominate candidates for FIPP. As you will learn on the joint global call below, originally disseminated by the PSC Secretariat, the primary requirements to be considered, so as to widen […]


Results Stage I As per the call for applicants for the CCC’s digital games competition, the following is the list of projects that qualified for “STAGE 1 – Admission, Evaluation and Classification”: Ranking Order Overall Weighted Average Project 1st 80.17 Minha Pequena Cidade 2nd 79.17 Hasta la vista 3rd 75.75 Re:nacer en busca de la […]


From August 28 to September 1, Brazil’s Court of Auditors (TCU) hosted a Design Thinking Course for OLACEFS member institutions. The course was held at its Serzedello Correa Institute (ISC). The event was attended by 15 officials from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative IDI has opened the position of OLACEFS Manager of Capacity Development to international applicants. IDI is a non-profit organization which acts as secretariat for capacity building for the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions INTOSAI, and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Its aim is to improve the institutional capacity of SAIs in […]


The Brazilian Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) is the venue of the Design Thinking course for OLACEFS member institutions. The course runs from August 28 to September 1. The event will be attended by 17 officials from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, […]


The Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISARs) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), extends an invitation to the Technical Workshop on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), and the 34th session of the ISAR Working Group. Both events will take place at the Palais […]


As part of a series of webinars on “Good Regional Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learned in the Implementation of ISSAIs, developed in 2017 by the OLACEFS Presidency under the administration of Mexico’s SAI, in conjunction with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), the whole OLACEFS community is invited to participate in a webinar on “Progress and […]


A group of resource persons met in Lima/Peru, from 2nd to 11 August 2017 for mentor training and adaptation of eLearning course material for the programmes Auditing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SAI Fighting Corruption (SFC). From 2nd to 4th August, mentors were trained on topics about 2030 Agenda, SDGs and fighting corruption by Ms. […]


In compliance with the Annual Operating Plan 2017, the Special Committee for the Review of the Charter and its Rules (CER) invites all those interested to participate in the CER International Research Competition 2017, the theme of which is Oversight by Supreme Audit Institutions of state-owned enterprises. The aim of the contest is to propose […]


La herramienta ICI consiste en una serie de preguntas organizadas con base en los componentes del sistema de control interno COSO, que posibilita obtener puntajes parciales representativos del grado en que cada componente del sistema se ha implantado en la entidad, y un puntaje global que indica el grado de implementación del sistema como un […]


On July 20, 2017, the Congress of the Republic of Peru appointed economist Nelson Shack Yalta as the country’s new Comptroller General for the period 2017-2024.  Mr. Shack has extensive managerial experience in public administration.  He has done international consulting work for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Delegation of the Economic […]