As part of its 2012 Action Plan, the then Regional Training Committee (CCR), today known as the Committee on Capacity Building (CCC), held the International Seminar on Public Works and Fiscal Control in Latin America on August 2 and 3, 2012, in Montevideo, Uruguay, as an initial framework for international cooperation on this issue.

The seminar was held as part of Phase I of the OLACEFS-GIZ Regional Programme which engaged a Special Public Works Audit Consultancy with the main objective of supporting SAIs in the region in the process of identification and socialization of good practices in public works audits as a strategy for joint learning and the generation of institutional capacities.

In this seminar, initial suggestions were made and in the 54th Board of Directors Meeting, held in January 2013 (Brasilia), approval was given for work to start on the creation of the Public Works Audit Working Group (GTOP).

In the 55th Board of Directors Meeting, held in July 2013 (Tegucigalpa), the formation of GTOP and its terms of reference was approved.

Given the experience of the International Seminar and the Special Public Works Audit Consultancy report, engaged by the OLACEFS-GIZ Regional Programme, it is understood that the supervision of public works in the SAIs of the region needs a technical forum to discuss and deal with the subject in more depth, bearing in mind the vigour of the countries of the region, the magnitude of resources invested by governments and the number of enterprises, the need for greater efficiency and transparency in public spending, the sensitivity of public works to corruption and the need to involve the public in their supervision.

General Objective:

  • To promote collaboration between SAIs in the region in training and improving their audit function regarding public works, taking into account the findings of the International Seminar on Fiscal Control and Public Works and the Special Public Works Audit Consultancy report. This general objective will be achieved through compliance with the following specific objectives, the responsibility for which will be the task of the SAI group members.

Specific Objectives:

  • To compound and continue the work carried out by the Special Consultancy engaged by the GIZ-OLACEFS Programme:
    • Assess the information presented by the Special Consultancy and identify gaps.
    • Complement and deepen research
  • Define the long-term training strategy for public works audit to be pursued by the OLACEFS SAIs, bearing in mind the different learning for impact tools
    • Identify basic and advanced courses, both virtual and face-to-face, that every member of the group can offer, and align these training proposals with the main interests and necessities of the SAI.
    • Assess whether it is appropriate to conduct technical seminars associated with other selected tools.
    • Identify potential issues for coordinated public works audits and the interest of the SAIs in participating, and investigate the possibility of developing implementation plans in accordance with the Technical Item I recommendations approved by the 22nd OLACEFS General Assembly, with the necessary adaptations.
    • Assess whether there is interest from the SAIs in offering and participating in international public works audit internships, and if so develop implementation plans.
    • Assess whether there is interest from the SAIs in participating in other learning for impact strategies.

Victor Hugo Moreira Ribeiro
Federal Auditor of External Control – Control Secretariat of Airports and Building Works
Phone: +55 61 3316-2462
Fax: +55 61 3316-7568
Email: victorhm@tcu.gov.br

José Roberto Valentin 
Federal Auditor of External Control – International Relations Secretaria
Phone: +55 61 3316-7348
Fax: +55 61 3316-7522
Email: valentinjr@tcu.gov.br

Date Title/Description Download
2012 1.- Special Public Works Audit Consultancy Final Report
2012 2.- Consultancy Database (GIZ)
2012 3.- GTOP Terms of Reference
2012 4.- GTOP Links
5.- Executive Summaries:
2013 5.1. Building Quality Inspection
2013 5.2. Diagnosis of Airport Works Situation in Brazil
2013 5.3. Quality Audit of Railway Works
2013 5.4. Inspection of Airport Works
2013 5.5 Audit of Río São Francisco integration project
6.- Minutes from Virtual Meetings
2013 6.1 Minutes of Virtual Meeting December 2, 2013
2013 6.2 Minutes of Virtual Meeting February 19, 2014
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23.08.2017 International Consolidated Report on the Consolidated Audit for Road Works pdf
10-11-2016 Minutes of the Consolidation Workshop on the Consolidated Audit for Road Works pdf
10-11-2016 Consolidated Findings Matrix for the Consolidated Audit for Road Works pdf
10-11-2016 List of participants for the Consolidation Workshop on the Consolidated Audit for Road Works pdf
15.04.2016 Minutes for Training and Planning Workshop on the Consolidated Audit for Road works pdf
15.04.2016 Planning Matrix for the Training and Planning Workshop on the Consolidated Audit for Road works pdf
15.04.2016 List of participants for the Training and Planning Workshop on the Consolidated Audit for Road works pdf
12.04.2016 Picture Gallery for Workshop on Training and Planning img
12.04.2016 Vídeo of opening of the Workshop on Training and Planning video
12.04.2016 Presentation of Technical Aspects that Influence the Quality of Roadworks (Hernán de Solminihac) pdf
12.04.2016 Presentation of Planning Matrix Draft pdf
12.04.2016 Planning Matrix Draft pdf
12.04.2016 Agenda for the Workshop on Training and Planning pdf
November 2015 Brochure on the Coordinated Audit for Road Works pdf
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18.04.2016 Checklist for verification on programme policies pdf
18.04.2016 Checklist for works inspection pdf
18.04.2016 Checklist for verification on programme policies pdf
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16.12.2015 Consolidated Findings Matrix for Consolidation Workshop on Coordinated Audit for Housing Projects pdf
14.12.2015 Agenda for Consolidation Workshop on Coordinated Audit for Housing Projects pdf
02.07.2015 Minutes for Workshop on Training and Planning for Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
02.07.2015 Agenda for Workshop on Training and Planning for Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
02.07.2015 Planning Matrix for Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
02.07.2015 Attendance List for Workshop on Training and Planning for Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
02.07.2015 Presentation for Workshop on Training and Planning for Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
02.07.2015 Official Photo for Workshop on Training and Planning for Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
2015 Brochure on Coordinated Audit on Housing Projects pdf
2006 Guidelines on Social Housing. Principles and Examples pdf
Executive Summary – Coordinated Audit on Social Housing pdf