Yearly Archives: 2019

From October 15 to 18, 2019, the LXX Meeting of the Directing Council and the XXIX Ordinary General Assembly of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions – OLACEFS, in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador. The event brought together the heads and representatives of 20 full member SAI’s of OLACEFS, […]


The Legal Advisory Committee (CAJ) of OLACEFS, chaired by the Court of Audit of the Republic of El Salvador and the Presidency of the Regional Organization, held by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, organizers of the 2019 Regional Research Contest “Strengthening government audit and control for the benefit of […]


10 of the 22 portals of the institutions that make up the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) optimally meet the standards of transparency and information availability. This was revealed by the Index of Availability of Information to citizens on Institutional Management (IDIGI) 2019, which showed a substantial improvement over 2017, […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) informs that the winning digital games of the Contest held between 2017 and 2018 are now available. To access the games, go to: Hasta la Vista: https://hvista.olacefs.com Minha pequena cidade: https://minhapequenacidade.com From now on, all of OLACEFS and citizens have full access to these two innovative initiatives. The games are […]


During the XXIX Ordinary General Assembly of OLACEFS, which is taking place between October 16 and 18, 2019 in San Salvador, El Salvador, there is participation of audit institutions from all over the world, in addition to international cooperation organizations and other stakeholders in the superior auditing. The topics around which the technical work of […]


As it has been doing for years, the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), chaired by the auditor general Jesús Rodríguez on behalf of the Office of the Auditor General of the Nation of Argentina, held the competition in which it calls on SAI officials to reflect on their work and their contribution to […]


  On September 16-20, 2019, at the Instituto Serzedello Corrêa (ISC), Superior School of the Federal Court of Accounts of the Union (TCU) of Brazil, the first edition of Geocontrol Week was held: International meeting on geotechnologies for the control and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda.     Geocontrol Week held a combination of three […]


The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) is a coordinated work space, which allows us to seek proposals and solutions to the realities shared by the Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Latin America and the Caribbean. Due to the geographical location, the characteristics of the region and the negative impact of […]


The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions has completed the process of consolidating the report of the coordinated audit on the preparation of governments for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality. In this audit process, 18 audit entities participated (16 SAIs of the continent, 1 subnational audit entity and […]


On September 27, in Moscow, within the framework of INCOSAI, the IDI-INTOSAI initiative hosted the parallel event called “can SAIs afford to ignore gender equality?” This instance –unprecedented in the framework of this forum– was attended by Tsakani Maluleke, Deputy Auditor General of the SAI of South Africa; Michael Aguinaldo, Chairman of the Commission on […]


In the context of the Annual Meeting of Supreme Audit Institutions of the MERCOSUR countries and Associates (EFSUR), the Seminar Feminization of Poverty was held on September 4 in Tarija, Bolivia. The activity was part of the training for the new coordinated audit that was presented by this OLACEFS sub-regional group: “Survey and evaluation of […]


The Chamber of Accounts of the Dominican Republic (CCRD) has published, on September 17, 2019, a video summary of the Face-to-Face Meeting of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions ( OLACEFS), which was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, between August 12 and 15, 2019. […]


On September 11, the Comptroller’s Office of Bogotá, a sub-national control entity of the Republic of Colombia, commemorated the 90th anniversary of its foundation. This anniversary was an opportunity to confirm its commitment to follow up on the implementation of the SDGs in Bogotá by organizing the International Forum on Stakes and Challenges of Sustainable […]


In compliance with its own functions, the Executive Secretariat continues to carry out a permanent monitoring of compliance with the activities and commitments assumed annually by each one of the committees, commissions and working groups, which aims to support the development of successful and efficient organizational management. In this context, the Executive Secretariat makes the […]


Between September 16 and 18, 2019, the 5th International Seminar on Data Analysis in Public Administration will be held in Brasilia, Brazil. This edition will be the second that will feature international exhibitors. There will also be a live broadcast of the event, via streaming. The Seminar aims to promote the exchange of experiences and […]


OLACEFS makes the most cordial invitation to all its members to participate in its next Ordinary General Assembly. The General Assembly of OLACEFS constitutes the highest instance of the organization and meets annually, having the Court of Audit of the Republic of El Salvador as host for this year. During the XXIX Ordinary General Assembly […]


The Face-to-Face Meeting of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), which was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, between August 12 and 15, 2019, was attended by 30 representatives from 15 institutions and ended with positive results for the region. This meeting was organized […]


The first Geocontrol Week: International Meeting on Geotechnologies for the Control and Monitoring of Agenda 2030 will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, from September 16 to 20. This is an initiative that arises from the collaboration between the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) and the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development, through the GIZ, within the framework […]


To start the training activities of the teams that will participate in the next coordinated audit on the feminization of poverty, under the approach of the 2030 Agenda, a webinar was carried out with the participation of auditors of the auditing institutions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Bogotá. The future work of control, […]


The Executive Secretary of OLACEFS and Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, Jorge Bermúdez, met on Tuesday, July 23 with the executive director of UN-Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, to present the preliminary results of the coordinated audit that evaluated the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal, SDG No. 5 “Gender Equality” in 18 Ibero-American countries. […]


On July 22 and 23, various SAIs of the OLACEFS participated in the United Nations and IDI-INTOSAI joint meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, which brought together executives and actors around the theme of “Supreme Audit Institutions making a difference: Auditing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.” During the seminar the […]


The INTOSAI Donor Cooperation has highlighted the success story of the OLACEFS regarding the implementation of the Performance Measurement Framework of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI PMF) in the region, which was developed in order to support SAIs in their efforts to achieve the objectives of ISSAI 12, which are aimed at promoting the value and […]


From July 01 to July 05, 2019, the Master in Government Control of the National School of Control (ENC) of the Comptroller General’s Office of the Republic of Peru had the participation of expert officials belonging to the SAIs of OLACEFS, who gave presentations on the Compliance Audit Models in their respective entities. Messrs. José […]


The Coordinated Audit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), an initiative led by the SAI of Brazil, in its capacity as Presidency of COMTEMA, with the participation of 11 member SAIs of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), has gained recognition at the United Nations as a good practice in […]


The Punta Cana Declaration was approved within the framework of the XXVI General Assembly of the OLACEFS, held in the Dominican Republic, from October 18 to 20, 2016, and whose purpose is to align the management in matters of Citizen Participation with the objectives of the 2030 agenda. It signed 9 agreements and ratified 7 […]


The President of the OLACEFS and Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, Econ., Nelson Shack Yalta, participated in the XLIII Ordinary General Assembly 2019 of the Central American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OCCEFS) held from July 3 to 5, 2019, in the city of Havana, Cuba. During the opening ceremony, the […]


Cooperating Newsletter No. 32 is now available on the OLACEFS web platform and presents news in its new edition, as well as the main events for the months of April, May and June within the Regional Organization and the SAIs that comprise it. In this edition, we invite readers to learn the most important news […]


The process of Strategic Planning of the Special Technical Commission for the Environment of OLACEFS advances On June 27 and 28, 2019, in the offices of the General Comptroller of the Republic of Colombia, in Bogotá, the meeting of the Special Technical Committee on the Environment (COMTEMA) of OLACEFS was held. Representatives of 11 SAI […]


The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador was elected as chair of the Working Group specialized in the Fight against Transnational Corruption (GTCT) through elections in which the 15 SAIs that make up this technical body participated, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay and […]


The Superior Audit Office of the Federation (ASF) of Mexico was elected to chair the Working Group on Disaster Management Auditing within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (GTFD). The election was announced in a virtual meeting held on Monday, July 1, 2019, which included the participation the OLACEFS Presidency and SAI members of […]


The Presidency of OLACEFS participated in the Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting Program (SPMR) Training and Regional Bodies Workshop, held June 11-19 and June 20-21, 2019, respectively, in Oslo, Norway. The SPMR is a program of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) that seeks to support Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to plan, monitor and manage their […]


More than 8,000 people from 160 countries gathered from June 3 to 6 in Vancouver, Canada for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality. Held every 3 years, this conference brings together people from different sectors, cultures and realities. This year, under the theme “Power, Progress, Change.” the Canadian Prime […]


Two Salvadoran officials spent May 20-24 at AGN auditing OLACEFS’ Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), chaired by Jesús Rodríguez, with the objective of “issuing an independent conclusion on the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the actions it carries out in the promotion of SDGs at the regional level and the role of SAIs […]


With the support of the IDB and the technical support of AC-Colombia, the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices of OLACEFS, chaired by the Auditor General of Argentina, during the months of November 2018 to April 2019, the first stage of the project “Improving access to information and the use of government audit products in […]


Within the context of the INTOSAI/Regions Coordination Platform, for the second consecutive year, the 2nd Round Table on Work of Regions was held, which, this year, was led by OLACEFS, represented by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile in its role as Executive Secretariat. The activity took place on May 21st in Cape […]


The Presidency of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – OLACEFS, and the Legal Advisory Committee – CAJ, summon members of full and associate SAI members to participate in the 2019 Regional Research Competition: “Strengthening governmental audit and control for the benefit of Latin America and the Caribbean.” The purpose of […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) and the Special Technical Committee on the Environment (COMTEMA) of OLACEFS, with the support of the Executive Secretariat in charge of the SAI of Chile, and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), have developed a distance learning course, in MOOC format (Massive Open Online Course), on the 2030 Agenda and the […]


From May 8 to 10, 2019, in the offices of the General Comptroller of the State of the Republic of Ecuador, in Quito, the Workshop on Consolidation of the Results of the Coordinated Audit on Renewable Energy in the Electricity Sector was held. Representatives of the 12 SAIs involved participated, namely: Brazil (coordinator of the […]


The Technical Commission of Good Governance Practices makes a new call for its Annual Edition of the Regional Contest on Good Governance. On this occasion, the topic “The Supreme Audit Institutions -SAIs- and the use of new technologies to detect financial frauds will be addressed.” The works can be uploaded on the website www.contraloria.gob.gt from […]


In order to promote good practices and tools to improve performance and strengthen relations between the SAIs of OLACEFS, the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru has developed the class “Models of Simultaneous Control: The Accompaniment Control action,” As part of the Master’s Program in Government Control, taught by the National School of Control […]


The Institute of Tax Studies of Spain (IEF) informs that in September/October of 2019, edition V of the Official University Master’s Degree in Public Finance and Financial and Tax Administration will begin, which will last until September of 2020. This Program constitutes the new version of the International Master in Financial Administration and Public Finance […]


Considering the challenges faced by the region’s SAIs in matters of natural disasters and the fight against transnational corruption, the Presidency of OLACEFS proposed the creation of the Working Groups: “WG on Disaster Management Control within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals” and “Specialized WG on the Fight against Transnational Corruption,” proposals that, with […]


Within the framework of the Third Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Countries’ Forum on Sustainable Development, held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago from April 22 to 26, 2019, the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, in conjunction with the Latin American and the Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), and with […]


The Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – OLACEFS announces the issuance of the Cooperating Bulletin, a quarterly electronic publication that presents the main news of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that are members of the Organization. The Cooperating Bulletin has the purpose of informing in a timely, fluid, relevant and efficient […]


The LXIX Ordinary Meeting of the Directing Council of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – OLACEFS was successfully held on April 12, 2019, in the city of Lima, Peru. The event was attended by the following members of the Board of Directors, the President of the Organization and General Comptroller […]


Within the framework of the LXIX Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – OLACEFS, the Presidency of the Regional Organization organized, on Thursday, April 11, the Meeting of Technical Groups and Delegations of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) participating in the Directing Council, on […]


For the purpose of reaching out to users throughout the Region and the world, the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – OLACEFS presents its new profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social networks. The accounts in question have been created as a response to the communication and dissemination needs of the […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) shares the new OLACEFS Training Plan for the 2019-2021 triennium. The document has been presented and approved during the LXIX Meeting of the Directing Council, held in Lima, Peru, on April 12, 2019. For the elaboration of the referred Plan, during 2018, a second Diagnosis of Training Needs was developed, […]


The major thrusts of the meeting organized by the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), presided over by Argentina’s General Audit Office (AGN), were to make oversight work more accessible, written in understandable language, and for there to be good communications strategy. For the first time, communications heads from 20 Latin American and Caribbean […]


In 2017, in line with the “Declaration of Punta Cana”, signed at the 26th OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly in the Dominican Republic, the Commission for Citizen Participation, under the presidency of the SAI of Paraguay, for the first time gathered information from full members of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions […]