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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 […]


The Supreme Court of Auditors of the Republic of Honduras reports that in a special ceremony on December 7, the new Plenum of Judges of the Superior Court of Auditors of Honduras assumed authority. The plenum is made up of lawyers José Juan Pineda Varela, Ricardo Rodríguez and Roy Pineda Castro who shall serve for […]


On November 14, 15 and 16, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) of Cuba held a Workshop on Self-Assessment and Integrity (IntoSAINT), which was moderated by Melissa Narro and Francisco Parral, both from the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico (cooperating agency). The workshop was attended by 15 […]


El pasado 9, 10 y 11 de noviembre de 2016, se celebró el Taller de Autoevaluación de la Integridad (IntoSAINT) en la Contraloría General de Cuentas (CGC) de la República de Guatemala, en la ciudad de Guatemala. El Taller estuvo moderado por los Mgtr. Ezequiel Garibaldi y Euclides González, ambos funcionarios de la CGR de […]


On Thursday November 24, the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the Inter-American Government Procurement Network(RICG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of contributing to the institutional strengthening of the countries of the region in matters of common interest. The agreement, signed by the Comptroller General and Executive […]


TheCommission for Citizen Participation (CPC) invites OLACEFS member SAIs to participate in a series of webinars called “Citizen Participation in Supreme Audit Institutions”. The first webinar will take place on Thursday December 1, 2016 from 12:30 to 13:30 hours (Paraguay time), through the Webex platform: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=MF5C456QA09KIVU13A5UID57DE-YMWL&rnd=850071.82826 Taking into account the importance of the initiative, up […]


On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Auditor General Vilma Castillo of General Audit Office of the Nation of Argentina (AGN), affirmed her “commitment to seek to raise awareness and promote concrete action aimed at eradicating this global scourge”. She said the Femicide Observatory recommended by United Nations […]


The Consolidation Workshop on the Coordinated Audit on Road Works was held in Quito, Ecuador, from November 8 – 10, 2016. The workshop followed up on activities scheduled in the GTOP 2016 AOP, in line with the learning for impact activities developed in the ambit of the Capacity Building Committee, and was organized by the […]


On October 17, 2016, in Quito, Ecuador, representatives of the chair of OLACEFS Working Group for the Audit of Public Works (GTOP) presented the results for, and released the executive summary of, the Coordinated Audit on Social Housing at the Third World Conference of the United Nations on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III. […]


The XXVI OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from October 17 -21 was a great success, presenting a number of important future challenges for the organization and its members. Work started on Monday, October 17 with the LXIV Board of Directors Meeting. A number of matters were looked at that were […]


The Chairs of INTOSAI Professional Standards Committee (PSC), Capacity Building Committee (CBC) and Knowledge Sharing Committee (KSC) invite all SAIs and bodies within INTOSAI to nominate candidates for FIPP. As you will learn on the joint global call below, originally disseminated by the PSC Secretariat, the primary requirements to be considered, so as to widen […]


The SAI of the United Arab Emirates has just published the 4th bulletin for the XXII INCOSAI, which details the main milestones and the progress made in the preparation for the meeting, which will take place from December 5 – 11, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Also included in the bulletin are the strategic priorities […]


When the SAI of Brazil (the TCU) took on the chairmanship of the OLACEFSCCC in early 2016, a broad and innovative agenda was developed, focusing on strengthening the Committee with a view to fostering inter-agency cooperation and professional development in all of the SAIs in the region. This pragmatic approach reflects the need to expand […]


The OLACEFS Presidency, together with the Committee Capacity Building (CCC), cordially invite full member- and associate SAIs, as well as the organization’s different stakeholders, to participate in the Fourth Induction Course for the INTOSAI Regulatory Framework. This virtual course has been held since 2013 and aims to help ensure a consistent level of knowledge throughout […]


The OLACEFS Commission on Information Technology and Communications(CTIC) announces that between September 26 – 28, 2016, the Workshop for training OLACEFS Knowledge Management System instructors will be held at the General Audit Office of Argentina. The workshop aims to prepare a team responsible for leading the process of implementing and strengthening KMS in OLACEFS SAIs. […]


The report covers the management of the organisation for the period January 1 to June 30 and is published in the members only area of the website www.olacefs.com In compliance with the duties and commitments taken on in the 2016 AOP, the OLACEFS Executive Secretariat continues to implement the planning and follow-up system for the organisation’s work, […]


The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba and the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) invite OLACEFS member SAIs to participate in the 11th branch course, “Prevention and Oversight Tools for Dealing with Administrative Corruption. The Cuban Experience.” The course draws on the experience of the Office of the Comptroller General of the […]


The OLACEFS Newsletter is a compilation of noteworthy stories, covering news and the organisation’s work as well as issues relating to linked international bodies such as INTOSAI. The newsletter aims to contribute to OLACEFS’ internal and external communication by spreading knowledge of the work of members and working bodies, and the intercommunication between INTOSAI and […]


ASOSA (Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions) is offering the INTOSAI SAI community the first edition of its electronic magazine E-Journal of ASOSAI. This edition of the magazine marks the transition from paper to an electronic version. The main theme of this issue of the ASOSAI E-Journal is “Environmental Audit by SAIs” and it includes […]


The Technical Commission on Good Governance Practices (CTBG) – in coordination with Mexico’s SAI which is responsible for the project – is making progress with the application of the Tool for the Self-assessment of Integrity (IntoSAINT) amongst OLACEFS SAIs. IntoSAINT is an initiative that allows SAIs to analyse risks, focusing on integrity, to assess the maturity level […]


In the context of Accountability 2009 – 2016 and Challenges to 2021, held on May 9, the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru (CGR) presented the results of the assessment of the Superior Audit Institution Performance Measurement Framework (SAI-PMF), evaluated externally by renowned international consultants. The process required nine months of hard work and […]


The New Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru takes Office On Thursday June 9, 2016, Certified Public Accountant Edgar Alarcón Tejada was sworn in as Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru for the period 2016-2023. Edgar Alarcón Tejada, who served as Deputy Comptroller from 2013-2016, has 19 years of experience in the SAI […]


During the LXIII Meeting of the Board of the Organization, held in Mexico City on May 27, the General Audit Office of Argentina and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru were chosen to represent OLACEFS on the Governing Board of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). The SAIs of […]


As the OLACEFS community is aware, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru presided over the OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC) from 2008 to 2015. This report will enlighten all OLACEFS member SAIs on the work carried out under their management. The document contains an historical overview of the beginnings of […]


These publications correspond to number 19 of the OLACEFS Biannual Magazine and Quarterly Newsletter. This edition of the OLACEFS Magazine offers a summary of the main issues of interest to the organisation’s member SAIs, such as good practices in issues of value and benefit to SAIs, the experiences of SAIs in citizen participation, the current […]


On May 27, 2016, in Mexico City, the LXIII Meeting of the Boardof the Organisation of the Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) was held. The event was attended by representatives of the six Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that make up the Board of Directors – El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic […]


The SAI of the United Arab Emirates has just published the 2nd bulletin for the XXII INCOSAI, which details the main milestones and the progress made in the preparation for the meeting, which will take place from December 5 – 11, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Also included in the bulletin are the strategic priorities […]


In compliance with the Annual Operating Plan 2016, the Commission on Good Governance Practices(CTPBG) invites all those interested to participate in the Regional Contest for the Recovery of Values 2016, the theme of which is: “The contribution of Supreme Audit Institutions to achieving Sustainable Development Goals”. The subject was chosen given the international and regional […]