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The INTOSAI Development Initiative IDI has opened the position of OLACEFS Manager of Capacity Development to international applicants. IDI is a non-profit organization which acts as secretariat for capacity building for the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions INTOSAI, and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Its aim is to improve the institutional capacity of SAIs in […]


The Brazilian Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) is the venue of the Design Thinking course for OLACEFS member institutions. The course runs from August 28 to September 1. The event will be attended by 17 officials from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, […]


The Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISARs) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), extends an invitation to the Technical Workshop on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), and the 34th session of the ISAR Working Group. Both events will take place at the Palais […]


As part of a series of webinars on “Good Regional Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learned in the Implementation of ISSAIs, developed in 2017 by the OLACEFS Presidency under the administration of Mexico’s SAI, in conjunction with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), the whole OLACEFS community is invited to participate in a webinar on “Progress and […]


A group of resource persons met in Lima/Peru, from 2nd to 11 August 2017 for mentor training and adaptation of eLearning course material for the programmes Auditing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SAI Fighting Corruption (SFC). From 2nd to 4th August, mentors were trained on topics about 2030 Agenda, SDGs and fighting corruption by Ms. […]


In compliance with the Annual Operating Plan 2017, the Special Committee for the Review of the Charter and its Rules (CER) invites all those interested to participate in the CER International Research Competition 2017, the theme of which is Oversight by Supreme Audit Institutions of state-owned enterprises. The aim of the contest is to propose […]


La herramienta ICI consiste en una serie de preguntas organizadas con base en los componentes del sistema de control interno COSO, que posibilita obtener puntajes parciales representativos del grado en que cada componente del sistema se ha implantado en la entidad, y un puntaje global que indica el grado de implementación del sistema como un […]


On July 20, 2017, the Congress of the Republic of Peru appointed economist Nelson Shack Yalta as the country’s new Comptroller General for the period 2017-2024.  Mr. Shack has extensive managerial experience in public administration.  He has done international consulting work for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Delegation of the Economic […]


Given that International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) enhance the quality of work of SAIs and increase their level of professionalism and public credibility, during the XXV OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly(Querétaro, November 2015), and after the completion of the term of theWorking Group for the Application of International Auditing Standards (GTANIA), the President of […]


The OLACEFS Presidency – under the administration of the Superior Audit Office of the Mexican Federation – in conjunction with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI), invites the whole OLACEFS community to participate in the 1st Webinar on “Good Regional Practices in the Implementation of ISSAIs”, to be held on July 12 and 13, 2017, from […]


The President of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee, de la OLACEFS, Minister João Augusto Ribeiro Nardes, has the pleasure of inviting the OLACEFS community to participate in the Design Thinking course coordinated by the CCC, to take place in the city of Brasilia between August 28 and September 1. SAIs wishing to participate in this […]


International organizations, governments and companies are using serious games as a tool to raise awareness and educate players about matters relevant to their lives. The increase in the number of people playing daily, the popularization of the technical expertise and technology for developing appealing games at an ever lower cost, and the need for a shared vision for […]


The Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) of Mexico invites the whole OLACEFS community to follow the live broadcast of the First Plenary Meeting of the National Audit System (ASF), which will take place on June 23, 2017, from 9:30 am (Mexico City time). For more information, please see the following documents: Meeting Agenda. Article […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba are inviting SAIs to participate in a course on “Tools for Prevention and Oversight of Administrative Corruption. Exchanging Best Practices”. The course will take place between September 11 – 15, 2017. Aim of the Course: To learn about the […]


The INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation has relaunched its global call for proposals, which aims to match capacity-building proposals based on needs, presented by individual SAIs or regional groups, with funding offered by donors and/or the support of INTOSAI itself. To find out more about the Global Call for Proposals 2017, please follow this video link:   You can […]


The IntoSAINT Integrity Self-Assessment Workshop, organized by the OLACEFS Technical Commission on Good Governance (CTPBG) and the General Audit Office of the Argentine Nation, on June 7 – 9, drew to a successful close. The event was inaugurated by the Auditor General of the Argentine Nation and president of the CTPBG, Jesús Rodríguez. It was attended […]


The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the  the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) is pleased to invite you to view the transmission of the “International Auditing Seminar”, organized by the Court of Auditors of Brazil and to be held on June 7, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Brasília time). The […]


In the context of the Program to Strengthen External Oversight in the Environment Area, which seeks to strengthen environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the continent’s Supreme Audit Institutions, GIZ is inviting applicants to fill the post of Coordinator of the Project to Strengthen External Oversight in the environmental area. The […]


On Friday May 26, 2017, in Mexico City, the LXV Meeting of the Board of the  Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions  (OLACEFS) was held. Representatives of the six Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that make up the Board  Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Chile in its capacity as Executive Secretariat, – […]


The Supreme Court of Auditors of Honduras, through the Program to Support the Implementation of the Strategic Plan 2014-2018 for the Improvement and Strengthening of the Supreme Court of Auditors, wishes to contract the services of an International Individual Consultant to develop the: Consultancy for the Validation and Realization of Contributions to the Financial Audit […]


The Coordinated Audit Planning Workshop on preparing for the implementation of sustainable development goals in Latin America, coordinated by the OLACEFS Special Environmental Commission (COMTEMA), started on May 22 in Mexico City and will run until Thursday 25. The main aim of the workshop is to discuss planning for the coordinated audit on sustainable development […]


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International organizations, governments and companies are using serious games as a tool to raise awareness and educate players about matters relevant to their lives. The increase in the number of people playing daily, the popularization of the technical expertise and technology for developing appealing games at an ever lower cost, and the need for a shared vision for […]


A face-to-face meeting of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC) took place in Quito, Ecuador, on April 18 – 19, 2017, and was attended by representatives from the various SAI members. Those present included Deputy Comptroller General of the State of the Republic of Ecuador Dr. Pablo Celi; Minister Augusto Nardes, President of the CCC; […]


The first Meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development 2017 took place in Mexico City from April 26 – 28, 2017.  The OLACEFS community is invited to follow the live broadcast from April 26, 12.30 am Mexican time:  In Spanish: http://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2017/es/transmision-en-vivo  In Portuguese: http://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2017/pt/transmissao-ao-vivo  In English: http://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2017/en/live-transmission  Please see […]


The CTICis making the official Spanish translation of the WGITA– IDI Handbook on IT Audit for Supreme Audit Institutions available to the entire OLACEFS community. Given that government and public sector operations are increasingly computerized, the auditing of information technology has become one of the central themes of audits conducted by Supreme Audit Institutions worldwide. […]


In February 2017, the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) released the 2017 Global Survey, whose overall aims are: 1)    To gather information and data to guide capacity-building efforts within INTOSAI (including information on IDI, on regional organizations – including OLACEFS – and on the INTOSAI Committees); 2)    To measure progress in the performance of SAIs’ in […]


The launch of the book Oversight and Quality of Public Spending in Latin America and the Caribbean – The Role of the Legislative Authority and Supreme Audit Institutions took place on Thursday, March 23 of this year in San Salvador. It is based on an investigation by Dafina Dimitrova, Nelson Shack Yalta, Salvador Delgado-Garza and Ulises […]


The CTPBG has the pleasure of inviting all officials from OLACEFS member institutions to participate in the 2017 Competition for the Recovery of Values. In the 2017 competition, the theme is the role and challenges of SAIs in the evaluation and analysis of public policies and their coherence with complying with SDGs” For more information, […]


The Chair of the OLACEFS Citizen Participation Commission (CPC), in collaboration with the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ), coordinated the Webinar “2030 Agenda and Gender – the Role of SAIs in Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals”, held in the context of the upcoming coordinated audit on SDG 5 (gender equality), which will assess the […]


On the afternoon of March 27, the first videoconference of the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG) was held in order to choose the Supreme Audit Institution to hold the presidency for the period 2017-2020. The General Audit Office of Argentina was reelected and will continue to preside over the CTPBG until 2020. Auditor […]


The Presidency of the OLACEFS Citizen Participation Commission (CPC) extends an invitation to participate in the Webinar “2030 Agenda and Gender – the role of SAIs in monitoring Sustainable Development Goals”, where background on the gender-focused audit will be presented along with regional challenges to progress in implementing SDG 5 in the area of gender […]


After its first three years in operation, the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTPBG) is renewing its officials. The CTPBG is the newest commission created in the ambit of OLACEFS. The Commission’s Terms of Reference, Action Points and Work Plan were established on April 29, 2014 in Havana, Cuba, and the General Audit Office […]


In the course of its activities, the CTPBG, brings to the attention of the OLACEFS community a study carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Public Governance. The publication “Supreme Audit Institutions and Good Governance. Oversight, Insight and Foresight”, is the result of a survey and peer reviews of ten leading SAIs from […]


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 beginning in March 2017. The schedule can be found by following this link: Virtual Courses Schedule 2017 


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) would like to inform the SAI community of the new and modern graphic interface of its website: http://www.idi.no/ The IDI´s new platform provides information on capacity building initiatives as well as the latest news on the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation, the 3i Program, and other important issues. The Spanish version of the […]


Call for Applicants The Commission for Information Technology and Communications (CTIC) invites those SAIs wishing to receive face-to-face training on the Knowledge Management System (KMS) in their institutions, to make an application. The CTIC has scheduled 4/5 face-to-face workshops in its Annual Operating Plan, aimed at current and potential KMS users. What is KMS It […]


A vacancy is on offer for the position of Senior Regional Technical Consultant, as part of the Environmental Audits program being carried out at regional level by OLACEFS, through the German Cooperation Agency GIZ. The post is based in Brasilia, Brazil. For more details please see the following document: Vacancy for Senior Regional Technical Consultant […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) is looking for graphic designers to offer their services for eLearning and other electronic solutions. For more details, please check the following document (in English): Terms of Reference for Individual Graphic Designers / Graphic Design Companies IDI Graphic Designer Framework Agreement. You can also go to: http://www.idi.no/en/all-news/idi-news/item/25-open-call-for-graphic-designer-s-proposals The deadline for […]


The Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru (CGR) invites all OLACEFS Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to participate in academic sessions to be held as part of the inauguration of the new site of the Escuela Nacional de Control (ENC), the national school for oversight, to be held from February 28 to March 2 this […]


The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) is calling for two full member OLACEFS SAIs to apply for the Pilot Program on the Independence of SAIs to be held in 2017-2018, with the aim of providing assistance and direct support to SAIs advocating greater institutional independence. It should be noted that on January 20, 2017, the OLACEFS […]


As part of the 2016-2018 Regional Implementation Plan for the IntoSAINT tool, the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTBG) announced the call for applications for Workshops on Integrity Self-Assessment in SAIs (IntoSAINT) 2017, for full members of OLACEFS. This initiative has been adopted by INTOSAI in collaboration with SAIs of the seven regional organizations, […]


IDI informs interested parties of a vacancy for the position of Head of Administration and the INTOSAI Donor Secretariat. The Head of Administration and the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat is responsible for leading the administration of the IDI, including matters associated with IT, HR and Financial Management. Additionally she/he will coordinate the work of the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat, […]


The SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF), developed by a task team from the INTOSAI Working Group on the Value and Benefits of SAIs, was recently approved by the XXII Congress of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, INCOSAI, together with its 2017-2019 Sustainability Strategy (attachments). In addition, responsibility for the strategic governance of […]


The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru (CGR) launched the Integrity Self-Assessment Workshop (IntoSAINT) on December 5, 6, 7, 2016, in the city of Lima. The workshop was moderated by Melissa Narro and Francisco Parral, officials of the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico (ASF), the cooperating SAI. The […]


The First Webinar on Citizen Participation in Oversight ACIJ –  CTPC OLACEFS, held on Thursday December 1, 2016 concluded successfully. The webinar centered on Opportunities for citizen participation – an approach to development at international and regional levels. It was moderated by Carolina Cornejo of ACIJ. The speakers were Marcos Mendiburu, expert consultant on transparency and accountability, and Aranzazu Guillán Montero, Inter-Regional Advisor on […]


La Organización Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Entidades Fiscalizadoras Superiores – OLACEFS – en el marco de Cooperación interregional, seleccionó a 5 Entidades Fiscalizadoras Superiores de la región, para llevar adelante el Taller de Autoevaluación de la Integridad – IntoSAINT, de entre las cuales la EFS de Paraguay fue una de las beneficiadas, para ser sede del […]


The International Seminar on “Sustainable Development Goals and Oversight” held in Santiago, Chile, on December 14, 15 and 16, came to a successful conclusion. Its aim was twofold – to serve as a platform to disseminate the UN´s 2030 Agenda and to encourage discussion on the role external control should play in implementing the goals. […]


As part of the activities for the Anniversary of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador, a Workshop on the Self-Assessment of Integrity (IntoSAINT) was held from November 30 to December 2, 2016, with the support of the Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices  (CTPBG) and the Superior Audit Office of Mexico, responsible for […]


“The future I aim for as head of the controlling body for governmental oversight of the State of Bolivia, is to position it in the short and medium term as an entity that actively contributes to strengthening governance with integrity, and that the Bolivian people perceive it as being based on the essential qualities of […]