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With a side event entitled Ibero-American Audit on Gender Equality, Preparing governments for the implementation of SDG5, the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and UN Women presented at the XIV Regional Conference of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. This Conference is the main intergovernmental forum on women’s rights […]


On December 4, the I High Level Regional Forum of Supreme Audit Institutions (FRAN) “Fight against Corruption, a Development Issue: Tools and Good Practices to Improve Government Control and Promote Good Governance,” was held in the city of Lima. The creation of the FRAN arises as an initiative of the Office of the Comptroller General […]


The Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru organized the Annual International Conference for Integrity – CAII 2019, which took place on December 2 and 3, 2019, with the theme “Detecting Corruption: Tools and Strategies for Action.” The event featured keynote speeches, panels and forums on the topics of corruption detection, open data, analytics, information […]


Within the development of the Coordinated Audit of Mining Environmental Liabilities – MEL, the second webinar was held at the facilities of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile on December 10, which aimed to provide background information on regional initiatives that address the treatment of MEL, in addition to a general evaluation of […]


OLACEFS participated in the “XXIV CLAD International Conference on State Reform and Public Administration,” which took place from November 12 to 15, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With the panel “OLACEFS’ contribution to the implementation of the SDGs in the region,” led by Econ. Nelson Shack Yalta, head of the Office of the Comptroller General […]


With a view to disseminating the results of the Coordinated Audit on Renewable Energies, the Public Works Audit Working Group (GTOP) of OLACEFS, in collaboration with the TCU of Brazil, held the “International Seminar on Renewable Energies: Advances and Opportunities for Sustainable Development” at the headquarters of the SAI of Brazil, in Brasilia, on November […]


The Presidency of OLACEFS, entrusted to the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, invites the members of the Supreme Audit Institutions, as well as the general public, to join the live broadcast of the Annual International Conference for Integrity – CAII 2019. This important event will take place on December 2 and 3, 2019 […]


From November 18 to 20, 2019, in the city of Lima, the 2020-2022 Tactical Planning Workshop and the Workshop on Socialization of Communication Strategies of OLACEFS and Interest Groups on Environmental Topics were held, events organized by the Presidency of the Organization, with the support of the German Cooperation, through the GIZ, within the framework […]


The OLACEFS’ Public Works Audit Working Group – GTOP, led by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, is developing the coordinated audit on the governance mechanisms that Governments have generated for the integral management of the Mining Environmental Liabilities – MEL, an audit that is currently in its planning stage. It should be […]


The SAI of Peru, in its capacity as Presidency of the OLACEFS, is pleased to announce that a new edition of the Auditing Magazine is now available. This is an annual publication that presents research articles on issues of government control and auditing, prepared by constituents of the full and associate member SAIs of the […]


Between November 04 and 08, 2019, in Guatemala City, the Planning Workshop for the Coordinated Audit on Protected Areas was held, an initiative developed within the framework of the activities of the Special Technical Commission for the Environment (COMTEMA) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), which is led by […]


On Monday, 25 November, the podcast series Data for Development – Latin Voices on the potentials and risks of a development based on digital data – presents the interview with the Auditor General of the SAI of Argentina and President of the OLACEFS’ Commission on Information and Communications Technologies (CTIC), Dr. Francisco Javier Fernández, who […]


In the context of the coordinated audit on renewable energies of the Public Works Working Group, the Federal Court of Accounts – Brazil (TCU), is organizing an International Seminar on Renewable Energies, which will be carried out on November 26, at the TCU facilities, in Brasilia, Brazil. It should be noted that the holding of […]


In order to promote ethics as a pillar of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI), the Task Force on Audit and Ethics (TFA&E) of EUROSAI makes its Guide for Supreme Audit Institutions for Implementing ISSAI 30 (INTOSAI Code of Ethics) available to the SAI community. The INTOSAI Code of Ethics (ISSAI 130) provides SAIs and the […]


The Chair of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of OLACEFS, in charge of the Court of Accounts of the Union of Brazil, with the technical and financial support of the German Cooperation, through the GIZ, informs that the International Seminar on Dam Safety: perspectives of the energy, mining and water resources sectors will be broadcast […]


On October 15 and 17, 2019, the federal auditor Adriano Juras, of the Court of Accounts of the Union (TCU) of Brazil, presented the talk “Audit Institutions facing Aichi Goals and the 2030 Agenda” in the III Conference of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Lima from October 14 to 17, […]


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 […]