From November 20 to 22, officials from OLACEFS member Supreme Audit Institutions took part in a training and planning workshop for the coordinated audit on border areas. The workshop was held at the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile.

The main aim of the audit is to strengthen good governance in the region through a coordinated audit which will assess the governance of public policies applied at the borders of OLACEFS member countries. The audit will focus on migratory control, control of goods, promotion of sustainable development, the management of common natural resources at borders and security and defence.

The issue is an important one as border areas are the meeting point for the most important multinational integration projects. From being an element that separates, they become an area of contact where there needs to be cultural and commercial cooperation and integration, the free movement of people, the sharing of jobs and services and, in particular, the building of a Latin American common market providing the region conditions for surviving and advancing in the economic conflict imposed by globalization, with a positive impact on the reduction of poverty and on improving the quality of life of the community.

The Supreme Audit Institutions of 14 countries in the region are currently participating in the coordinated audit, namely Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, and Brazil, who is leading the audit.

The workshop was organized by the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC), together with the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile and significant support from GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

For more information, please see the following documents:




Minutes of the Planning Workshop for Coordinated Audit on Border Areas pdf
Program for Planning Workshop for Coordinated Audit on Border Areas pdf
Picture Gallery for Planning Workshop for Coordinated Audit on Border Areas
SAI of Brazil – Presentation of workshop objectives pdf
Expert Presentation: Diego Carrasco, President of the International Observatory on Migration (OCIM) pdf
Expert Presentation: Carolina González Venegas, Head of Border Control Department, International Affairs Division, Agricultural and Livestock Service, Government of Chile. pdf
Expert Presentation: Ximena Fuentes Torrijo, National Director, National Directorate of Borders and State Boundaries (DIFROL), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Chile. pdf
Expert Presentation: Prefect Inspector Víctor Nakada Aguayo, National Head of Immigration and International Police, Chilean Police Investigation Unit.
Subprefect Carlos Silva Pérez, Head of the International Police Department, Chilean Police Investigation Unit.
Expert Presentation: General Hugo Inzulza Daneri, Director of Borders and Specialized Services, Carabineros de Chile. pdf
Expert Presentation: Mirta Letelier Olmos, National Manager of PIF – Intellectual Property, National Customs Service, Government of Chile. pdf
Institutional Video of the National Customs Service
SAI of Brazil – Presentation on risk-based audit. pdf
SAI of Brazil – Presentation on Governance of Public Policies. pdf
SAI of Bolivia – Coordinated Audit, Mercosur Audit Institutions (EFSUR) pdf
Work Materials