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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 […]


A meeting of the extended executive committee for the OLACEFS-GIZ project took place in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 11, 2019, in the context of implementing the project “Strengthening External Control in the Environmental Field”, arranged by OLACEFS and the German Cooperation for International Cooperation GIZ. The aim of the meeting was to learn about the […]


On April 12, 2019, the city of Lima will host the 69th ordinary meeting of the governing board of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS). On April 11 there will be a meeting of the technical teams. The event has been organized by the Office of the Comptroller General of […]


With the support of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Supreme Court of Auditors of Honduras (TSC), officials from the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile conducted a Self-Assessment Workshop on Integrity “SAINT” at the Department of Education of Honduras, between February 25 – […]


Corruption is not only an economic phenomenon affecting the growth of nations, it also undermines democracy. This was the opinion of Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile and Executive Secretary of OLACEFS Jorge Bermúdez, at the opening of the workshop “Digital Government, Integrity Policies and Corruption Prevention Mechanisms in APEC Economies”, held this Wednesday, […]


The Pacific Institution of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) concluded its first regional course for training IntoSAINT moderators, which was held online between January 21 and February 8, 2019, and face-to-face on February 18 and 19, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand. The course was inspired by OLACEFS’ experience with the same training project in 2013, and […]


After an adaptation process starting in 2017 in Lima, Peru, the INTOSAI Development Initiative – IDI – started an eLearning course in the context of the audit of institutional frameworks to combat corruption. The participation of 12 OLACEFS member Supreme Audit Institutions brings the total to 85 participants. At the same time, with the help […]


The Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) held its first regional course to train IntoSAINT moderators, which took place on February 4 and 5, 2019, in Kingston, Jamaica. The training was given by Mexico’s Superior Audit Office of the Federation (ASF) in its capacity as presidency holders of the IntoSAINT Project Group for INTOSAI’s […]


The OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC), in its function of supporting Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the generation and enhancement of their professional and institutional competences, announces the schedule of virtual courses for 2019. The schedule can be found by following this link: See Calendar


The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, in coordination with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), organized an advanced course on the measurement of performance of supreme audit institutions, which was held on February 12, 13 and 14 in Lima, Peru. The course is part of activities planned in the Annual Operational […]


On February 13, 2019, the signing ceremony for the handover of the presidency of the Technical Commission for the Assessment of Achievement and Performance Indicators (CEDEIR) was held. CEDEIR is a technical body of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS). The formal act was attended by the heads of the […]


Dear members of the INTOSAI: The INTOSAI CBC Subcommittee on Cooperative Audits, aware of the relevance of cooperative audits as a learning tool, has developed a Virtual Catalogue to be used as a reference source for SAIs interested on conducting a cooperative audit, as well as worldwide repository of the cooperative audits carried out. The […]


On January 23 the act of transferring the OLACEFS Presidency (Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions) to the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, was carried out by the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico, for the period 2019-2021, in Mexico City, Mexico. (see video and […]


The Information and Communication Technologies Commission (CTIC) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), cordially invites all interested parties to present technical and economic proposals to develop the ODS.OLACEFS project. The aim of the ODS.OLACEFS project is to promote cooperation among the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the region through […]


The Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico, concluding its term as OLACEFS Presidency holders, has the honor of sharing experiences and technical documents through the OLACEFS Journal. Over the course of the last three years, the citizen participation experiences of various SAIs have been presented. On ISSAI matters, the SAIs of Guatemala and […]


The 30th edition of the OLACEFS Newsletter is the final submission from the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico in its capacity as OLACEFS presidency holders. We hope that the OLACEFS community enjoys the publication. The first section includes general statistic on articles contributed by SAIs from the region. We welcome the appointment […]


The CTIC, presided over by the AGN, held a workshop on December 5, 6 and 7 in Santiago, Chile, in order to identify the features and functionalities of the ODS.OLACEFS project and the new Olacefs.com website. ODS.Olacefs arose as a result of CTIC’s KMS assessment, carried out at the end of 2017 and includes two […]


The 71st meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting will be held on November 15 and 16 in Moscow, Russia. Topics to be discussed will include the contribution and role of SAIs in the implementation of SDGs, and INTOSAI’s communication. Also up for discussion are the reports of the INTOSAI Presidency and General Secretariat, reports […]


IDI is making progress with the implementation of the “SAI Fighting Corruption Programme” in OLACEFS, designed to strengthen the capacities of SAIs to fight corruption in their countries. As part of this endeavor, during the week starting October 15, specialists from the SAIs of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay met […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), a consolidated strategic partner of OLACEFS, launched version 0 of the Compliance Audit Implementation Manual based on ISSAI standards, which, once approved, will be part of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, INTOSAI. In line with the above, IDI is inviting members of the oversight community to review the […]


Prizes for the contest – held annually by the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG), chaired by Jesús Rodríguez, Auditor General of the Nation, Argentina – were awarded at the OLACEFS XXVIII General Assembly. This year’s theme was Advantages of Using Big Data in the Audit Process, chosen as the result of a survey […]


On the occasion of the OLACEFS XXVIII General Assembly, the Declaration of Buenos Aires was signed under the title “The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions Entities in Response to the New Information Technology of the XXI Century”, which sets out the interest and commitment of OLACEFS in implementing new technologies in the oversight process. The […]


From October 15 – 19, in the city of Asunción, Paraguay, the closing meeting of the coordinated audit on SDG 5 was held, which seeks to assess the effectiveness of governments in the process of implementing the sustainable development goal on gender equality. Importantly, this is the first coordinated transcontinental audit that OLACEFS has performed, […]


On October 12, the XXVIII OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly, organized by the General Audit Office of the Argentine Republic (AGN), drew to a successful close in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event began on October 9 with the LXVIII Meeting of the OLACEFS Board, held in AGN offices, and continued at the Panamericano Hotel, with two […]


On October 9, 2018, in an intense day at the General Audit Office of the Nation of Argentina, the OLACEFS LXVIII Board Meeting was held, as usual preceding the XXVIII General Assembly, 2018. As is customary in OLACEFS, in order to broaden participation and keep operations transparent, the presidents of the committees, commissions and working […]


OLACEFS XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly will be held from October 9 – 12, 2018, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is expected to be attended by audit institutions from around the world, as well as international cooperation agencies and other entities related to the functioning of SAIs. The issues to be tackled technically […]


The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS, invites you to follow its LXVIII Meeting of the Board, taking place today, October 9, 2018, from 09:00 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participants will include representatives from OLACEFS member SAIs. The transmission can be followed through this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AGNauditoria/live


The OLACEFS Newsletter in this issue presents activities shared by the SAIs of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Honduras, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Puerto Rico. Work in environmental matters, anti-corruption, strategic planning, and accountability is highlighted. Regarding the activities of the OLACEFS working bodies, the Presidency, the CCC and the CAJ; CEDEIR, CTPBG, CTPC and GTOP […]


The Working Group for the Audit of Public Works (GTOP) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, with the support of Brazil’s TCU, held a workshop on training and planning for the coordinated audit on renewable energies in […]


The Court of Audit of the Republic of El Salvador was elected to the presidency of the Technical Commission for the Assessment of Achievement and Performance Indicators, CEDEIR, for the period 2019 – 2021, with the unanimous approval of commission members. The election was held on August 29, 2018 and was attended by the SAIs […]


Con la finalidad de apoyar a los equipos técnicos que tendrán la misión de ejecutar una auditoría coordinada sobre energías renovables, de acuerdo a lo establecido por el Grupo de Trabajo de Obras Públicas (GTOP) de OLACEFS, la Contraloría de la República de Chile y el Tribunal de Cuentas de la Unión de Brasil capacitarán […]


The 11th meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on the Value and Benefits of SAIs (WGVBS), was held in Kingston, Jamaica, from September 19 to 21, 2018. It was chaired by David Rogelio Colmenares Páramo, Auditor General of the Federation of Mexico and President of OLACEFS. The aim of the meeting was to analyze the […]


The Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico invites the OLACEFS community to follow the online transmission of the 2018 International Seminar “Challenges of Anticorruption Policies: from capture to universalism in Mexico” of the Red por la Rendición de Cuentas (RRC), to take place on October 1 and 2, 2018, starting at 9 o’clock […]


Application documents from the SAIs of Paraguay and Peru are available below, for all OLACEFS members to familiarize themselves with the applications for the OLACEFS Presidency, for the period 2019 – 2021. The election of the new Presidency holders will be held in the administrative session of the XXVIII General Assembly, on Friday, October 12, […]


The XXVI Annual Meeting of the Coordination Group and the XXV Meeting of the Joint Commission of Audit Institutions of Mercosur and Associates – EFSUR- took place on September 4 and 5 in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The meeting was attended by the Auditor General of the Argentine Nation, Maria Graciela de la Rosa; […]


During the CCC’s annual meeting on August 29, 2018, the electoral process for the 2019 – 2020 presidency of the committee was concluded. Voting by SAI committee members was unanimously in favor of the continuance of the Court of Accounts of the Union of Brazil at the committee’s helm. This was a win not only […]