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On November 14, 15 and 16, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) of Cuba held a Workshop on Self-Assessment and Integrity (IntoSAINT), which was moderated by Melissa Narro and Francisco Parral, both from the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico (cooperating agency). The workshop was attended by 15 […]


El pasado 9, 10 y 11 de noviembre de 2016, se celebró el Taller de Autoevaluación de la Integridad (IntoSAINT) en la Contraloría General de Cuentas (CGC) de la República de Guatemala, en la ciudad de Guatemala. El Taller estuvo moderado por los Mgtr. Ezequiel Garibaldi y Euclides González, ambos funcionarios de la CGR de […]


On Thursday November 24, the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Inter-American Government Procurement Network(RICG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of contributing to the institutional strengthening of the countries of the region in matters of common interest. The agreement, signed by the Comptroller General and Executive […]


TheCommission for Citizen Participation (CPC) invites OLACEFS member SAIs to participate in a series of webinars called “Citizen Participation in Supreme Audit Institutions”. The first webinar will take place on Thursday December 1, 2016 from 12:30 to 13:30 hours (Paraguay time), through the Webex platform: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=MF5C456QA09KIVU13A5UID57DE-YMWL&rnd=850071.82826 Taking into account the importance of the initiative, up […]


On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Auditor General Vilma Castillo of General Audit Office of the Nation of Argentina (AGN), affirmed her “commitment to seek to raise awareness and promote concrete action aimed at eradicating this global scourge”. She said the Femicide Observatory recommended by United Nations […]


The Consolidation Workshop on the Coordinated Audit on Road Works was held in Quito, Ecuador, from November 8 – 10, 2016. The workshop followed up on activities scheduled in the GTOP 2016 AOP, in line with the learning for impact activities developed in the ambit of the Capacity Building Committee, and was organized by the […]


On October 17, 2016, in Quito, Ecuador, representatives of the chair of OLACEFS Working Group for the Audit of Public Works (GTOP) presented the results for, and released the executive summary of, the Coordinated Audit on Social Housing at the Third World Conference of the United Nations on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III. […]


The XXVI OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from October 17 -21 was a great success, presenting a number of important future challenges for the organization and its members. Work started on Monday, October 17 with the LXIV Board of Directors Meeting. A number of matters were looked at that were […]


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 […]


The SAI of the United Arab Emirates has just published the 4th bulletin for the XXII INCOSAI, which details the main milestones and the progress made in the preparation for the meeting, which will take place from December 5 – 11, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Also included in the bulletin are the strategic priorities […]


When the SAI of Brazil (the TCU) took on the chairmanship of the OLACEFSCCC in early 2016, a broad and innovative agenda was developed, focusing on strengthening the Committee with a view to fostering inter-agency cooperation and professional development in all of the SAIs in the region. This pragmatic approach reflects the need to expand […]


The OLACEFS Presidency, together with the Committee Capacity Building (CCC), cordially invite full member- and associate SAIs, as well as the organization’s different stakeholders, to participate in the Fourth Induction Course for the INTOSAI Regulatory Framework. This virtual course has been held since 2013 and aims to help ensure a consistent level of knowledge throughout […]


The OLACEFS Commission on Information Technology and Communications(CTIC) announces that between September 26 – 28, 2016, the Workshop for training OLACEFS Knowledge Management System instructors will be held at the General Audit Office of Argentina. The workshop aims to prepare a team responsible for leading the process of implementing and strengthening KMS in OLACEFS SAIs. […]


The report covers the management of the organisation for the period January 1 to June 30 and is published in the members only area of the website www.olacefs.com In compliance with the duties and commitments taken on in the 2016 AOP, the OLACEFS Executive Secretariat continues to implement the planning and follow-up system for the organisation’s work, […]


The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba and the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) invite OLACEFS member SAIs to participate in the 11th branch course, “Prevention and Oversight Tools for Dealing with Administrative Corruption. The Cuban Experience.” The course draws on the experience of the Office of the Comptroller General of the […]


The OLACEFS Newsletter is a compilation of noteworthy stories, covering news and the organisation’s work as well as issues relating to linked international bodies such as INTOSAI. The newsletter aims to contribute to OLACEFS’ internal and external communication by spreading knowledge of the work of members and working bodies, and the intercommunication between INTOSAI and […]


ASOSA (Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions) is offering the INTOSAI SAI community the first edition of its electronic magazine E-Journal of ASOSAI. This edition of the magazine marks the transition from paper to an electronic version. The main theme of this issue of the ASOSAI E-Journal is “Environmental Audit by SAIs” and it includes […]


The Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTBG) – in coordination with Mexico’s SAI which is responsible for the project – is making progress with the application of the Tool for the Self-assessment of Integrity (IntoSAINT) amongst OLACEFS SAIs. IntoSAINT is an initiative that allows SAIs to analyse risks, focusing on integrity, to assess the maturity level […]


In the context of Accountability 2009 – 2016 and Challenges to 2021, held on May 9, the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru (CGR) presented the results of the assessment of the Superior Audit Institution Performance Measurement Framework (SAI-PMF), evaluated externally by renowned international consultants. The process required nine months of hard work and […]


The New Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru takes Office On Thursday June 9, 2016, Certified Public Accountant Edgar Alarcón Tejada was sworn in as Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru for the period 2016-2023. Edgar Alarcón Tejada, who served as Deputy Comptroller from 2013-2016, has 19 years of experience in the SAI […]


During the LXIII Meeting of the Board of the Organization, held in Mexico City on May 27, the General Audit Office of Argentina and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru were chosen to represent OLACEFS on the Governing Board of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). The SAIs of […]


As the OLACEFS community is aware, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru presided over the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC) from 2008 to 2015. This report will enlighten all OLACEFS member SAIs on the work carried out under their management. The document contains an historical overview of the beginnings of […]


These publications correspond to number 19 of the OLACEFS Biannual Magazine and Quarterly Newsletter. This edition of the OLACEFS Magazine offers a summary of the main issues of interest to the organisation’s member SAIs, such as good practices in issues of value and benefit to SAIs, the experiences of SAIs in citizen participation, the current […]


On May 27, 2016, in Mexico City, the LXIII Meeting of the Boardof the Organisation of the Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) was held. The event was attended by representatives of the six Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that make up the Board of Directors – El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic […]


The SAI of the United Arab Emirates has just published the 2nd bulletin for the XXII INCOSAI, which details the main milestones and the progress made in the preparation for the meeting, which will take place from December 5 – 11, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Also included in the bulletin are the strategic priorities […]


In compliance with the Annual Operating Plan 2016, the Commission on Good Governance Practices(CTPBG) invites all those interested to participate in the Regional Contest for the Recovery of Values 2016, the theme of which is: “The contribution of Supreme Audit Institutions to achieving Sustainable Development Goals”. The subject was chosen given the international and regional […]


As per the agreement reached in the virtual meeting of the Committee on April 29, 2016, the deadline for the submission of research has been extended until May 9, 2016. The same extension is granted to those who handed in research but wish to make modifications. The CER invites participation in the International Research Contest […]


A face-to-face meeting of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee(CCC) was held in Asuncion, Paraguay, on April 25 -26, 2016. The meeting was attended by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Paraguay, Roy Rodgers Canas, and Minister Augusto Sherman Cavalcanti representing the president of Brazil’s SAI, Minister Aroldo Cedraz de Oliveira. There were also representatives […]


In the context of the agreement signed by OLACEFS with AC-Colombia, and the support of GIZ, the Technical Commission for Good Governance Practices (CTPBG) presented a report on “Opportunities for Enhancing Control and Accountability when Implementing Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs”, based on fieldwork conducted in Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras. In the first chapter the […]


The training and planning workshop on the coordinated audit for roadworks took place at the Office of the Comptroller General of Chilefrom April 12 – 15, 2016, in Santiago de Chile. The workshop was organised by the OLACEFS Working Group for Public Works Auditing(GTOP). During the opening of the workshop, Chilean Comptroller General Jorge Bermudez […]


The Supreme Court of Auditors of Honduras, or TSC, invites interested international consultants to present proposals for the provision of individual international consulting services, in the context of the EUROJUSTICIA programme, “promoting fast and accessible justice in Honduras”.


The consolidation workshop for coordinated audit on housing projects was held on December 14 – 16, 2015, in Santiago de Chile. The workshop was organised by the OLACEFS Working Group for Housing Projects Audits(GTOP). The event was attended by representatives from the Supreme Audit Institutions of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican […]


The INTOSAI Working Group on the Value and Benefit of Supreme Audit Institutions (WGVBS), led by the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico, is making available to the OLACEFS community the Declaration of Paris of the Forum of Jurisdictional Supreme Audit Institutions. The Declaration is the result of a meeting held on November […]


From Monday, March 28, to Friday, April 1, there was an on-site visit by the organisation’s financial auditor, under the charge of the Court of Auditors of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. The audit team was made up of Amelia Boix, Guadalupe Medeiros and Yamila Hernández. The aim of the OLACEFS financial audit is to […]


The report covers the management of the organisation for the period January 1 to December 31 and is published in the members only area of the website www.olacefs.com In compliance with the duties and commitments taken on in the 2015 AOP, the OLACEFS Executive Secretariat continues to implement the planning and follow-up system for the […]


The Capacity-Building Committee (CCC) presents the timetable for their virtual courses for OLACEFS member Supreme Audit Institutions. The courses will be held over the first half of the year. Nº COURSE DATE 1 Road Works Audit March 2 to April 4 2 Online Mentoring March 14 to April 18 3 Internal Control. Basics April 4 […]


The SAI of the United Arab Emirates has just published the first newsletter for the XXII INCOSAI, which includes information on preparations carried out for the upcoming INCOSAI to be held from December 5 – 11, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The host SAI wishes to implement a series of innovations for holding […]


The meeting for the consolidation of results of the coordinated audit on environmental liabilities was held in Quito, Ecuador, and opened by acting Comptroller General of the Republic of Paraguay, Roy Rodgers Canás, in his capacity as chairman of OLACEFS’ Special Technical Commission for the Environment (COMTEMA). The Office of the Comptroller General of Ecuador […]


On February 11 and 12, 2016, the Communication Workshop for the Deployment of Technical Skills in the Presidencies of OLACEFS’ Technical Commission on Citizen Participation (CTPC) and Special Technical Commission on the Environment e was held in Asuncion, Paraguay. The workshop was part of a pilot project of theComptroller General of the Republic of Paraguay and […]


In the framework of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC), a Peer Review Planning Workshopwas held in Lima, Peru, on February 11 and 12, 2016. The workshop brought together Supreme Audit Institutions that have taken part in peer review planning, with representatives from the SAIs of Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, […]


Acting Comptroller General of the Republic of Paraguay, Roy Rodgers Canás, participated in the cermony for the transfer of the chairmanship of the OLACEFS Technical Commission for Citizen Particiaption(“CTPC”). The ceremony took place in San José, Costa Rica, with Mr. Rodgers attending in his capacity as incoming chairman, and Comptroller General of the Republic of […]


As per the Annual Operating Plan 2016 of the Special Committee for the Review of the Charter and Reglations (“CER”), all interested parties are invited to participate in the CER’s Annual Research Programme 2016, the theme of which is  “CRIMES OF PUBLIC SERVANTS: SANCTIONS FOR FAILURE TO FILE SWORN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES.” The aim of the […]


On December 20, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, then chair of OLACEFS’ Committee for Capacity Building de Creación de Capacidades, transferred documentation for running the committee to the Court of Auditors of Brazil (“TCU”), the Supreme Audit Institution elected to chair the CCC from 2016 to 2018. The […]


The Commission for Citzen Participation (“CPC”) has made a tool available to the OLACEFS community that was the fruit of theSeminar/Workshop held in San José de Costa Rica on October 1 – 2, 2015. The event received funding from the OLACEFS-GIZ programme and was attended by representatives from the SAIs of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, […]


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The Technical Commission on Citizen Partcipation, CTPC, has set up a web space to share the results of the first “coordinated audit on gender equality and equity issues”, carried out within the scope of the Organisation of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS. This was done as part of the CTPC’s working plan. […]


In the context of the 4th Assembly of Parties of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, IACA, acting Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile and OLACEFS Executive Secretary Patricia Arriagada was elected as a member of the Board of Governors of that organisation, for a period of 6 years. IACA is an international organisation based in […]


In the context of the XXV General Assembly in Queretaro, Mexico, on November 25, 2015, the Organisation of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) signed a cooperation agreement with the Civic Action Corporation Corporación Acción Ciudadana Colombia (AC-Colombia) to strengthen good governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. The cooperation agreement formalises the […]


The XXV OLACEFS General Assembly drew to a close after achieving interesting results. The meeting was attended by 178 officials and delegates from 28 countries, along with representatives from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), the German Cooperation Agency […]


In 2015 EFSUR – currently made up of the SAIs of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay – has undertaken activities designed to fulfil its vision and be recognised as an organisation capable of exercising regional external control. The conclusion of the integration process of PARLASUR, and its transition to full functionality in […]