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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 […]


Given that International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) enhance the quality of work of SAIs and increase their level of professionalism and public credibility, during the XXV OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly(Querétaro, November 2015), and after the completion of the term of theWorking Group for the Application of International Auditing Standards (GTANIA), the President of […]


The OLACEFS Presidency – under the administration of the Superior Audit Office of the Mexican Federation – in conjunction with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), invites the whole OLACEFS community to participate in the 1st Webinar on “Good Regional Practices in the Implementation of ISSAIs”, to be held on July 12 and 13, 2017, from […]


The President of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee, de la OLACEFS, Minister João Augusto Ribeiro Nardes, has the pleasure of inviting the OLACEFS community to participate in the Design Thinking course coordinated by the CCC, to take place in the city of Brasilia between August 28 and September 1. SAIs wishing to participate in this […]


International organizations, governments and companies are using serious games as a tool to raise awareness and educate players about matters relevant to their lives. The increase in the number of people playing daily, the popularization of the technical expertise and technology for developing appealing games at an ever lower cost, and the need for a shared vision for […]


The Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) of Mexico invites the whole OLACEFS community to follow the live broadcast of the First Plenary Meeting of the National Audit System (ASF), which will take place on June 23, 2017, from 9:30 am (Mexico City time). For more information, please see the following documents: Meeting Agenda. Article […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba are inviting SAIs to participate in a course on “Tools for Prevention and Oversight of Administrative Corruption. Exchanging Best Practices”. The course will take place between September 11 – 15, 2017. Aim of the Course: To learn about the […]


The INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation has relaunched its global call for proposals, which aims to match capacity-building proposals based on needs, presented by individual SAIs or regional groups, with funding offered by donors and/or the support of INTOSAI itself. To find out more about the Global Call for Proposals 2017, please follow this video link:   You can […]


The IntoSAINT Integrity Self-Assessment Workshop, organized by the OLACEFS Technical Commission on Good Governance (CTPBG) and the General Audit Office of the Argentine Nation, on June 7 – 9, drew to a successful close. The event was inaugurated by the Auditor General of the Argentine Nation and president of the CTPBG, Jesús Rodríguez. It was attended […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the  the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) is pleased to invite you to view the transmission of the “International Auditing Seminar”, organized by the Court of Auditors of Brazil and to be held on June 7, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Brasília time). The […]


In the context of the Program to Strengthen External Oversight in the Environment Area, which seeks to strengthen environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the continent’s Supreme Audit Institutions, GIZ is inviting applicants to fill the post of Coordinator of the Project to Strengthen External Oversight in the environmental area. The […]


On Friday May 26, 2017, in Mexico City, the LXV Meeting of the Board of the  Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions  (OLACEFS) was held. Representatives of the six Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that make up the Board  Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Chile in its capacity as Executive Secretariat, – […]


The Supreme Court of Auditors of Honduras, through the Program to Support the Implementation of the Strategic Plan 2014-2018 for the Improvement and Strengthening of the Supreme Court of Auditors, wishes to contract the services of an International Individual Consultant to develop the: Consultancy for the Validation and Realization of Contributions to the Financial Audit […]


The Coordinated Audit Planning Workshop on preparing for the implementation of sustainable development goals in Latin America, coordinated by the OLACEFS Special Environmental Commission (COMTEMA), started on May 22 in Mexico City and will run until Thursday 25. The main aim of the workshop is to discuss planning for the coordinated audit on sustainable development […]


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International organizations, governments and companies are using serious games as a tool to raise awareness and educate players about matters relevant to their lives. The increase in the number of people playing daily, the popularization of the technical expertise and technology for developing appealing games at an ever lower cost, and the need for a shared vision for […]


A face-to-face meeting of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC) took place in Quito, Ecuador, on April 18 – 19, 2017, and was attended by representatives from the various SAI members. Those present included Deputy Comptroller General of the State of the Republic of Ecuador Dr. Pablo Celi; Minister Augusto Nardes, President of the CCC; […]