In 2017 CEDEIR developed a tool to assess the performance of those SAIs that have specialized units to carry out governmental oversight on environmental matters. The tool is known as HECMA and is based on compliance with the ISSAIs and good international practices.

Pilot implementation in two SAIs in the region – those of Peru and Paraguay, under the administration of the technical team of Peru’s CGR – will help refine the tool.

Two videoconferences have been developed as part of the pilot in Paraguay’s SAI, along with an information swap between the technical teams of both the SAIs and a technical visit made between December 13 – 15, 2017, to the SAI being assessed.