The OLACEFS Capacity Building Committee (CCC), chaired by Minister Augusto Nardes (TCU-Brazil), publishes the environmentally focused executive summary of the Coordinated Audit on Border Governance. This audit was conducted under the leadership of the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) of Brazil, within the framework of the CCC activities.

The audit was carried out by Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) from 13 countries, namely: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru. The audit was supported technically and financially by the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The objective of the coordinated audit was to contribute to the strengthening of good regional governance through the evaluation of public policies implemented at the borders of the OLACEFS’ member countries, with a focus on two thematic axes: development and security. The executive summary presents environmental findings and conclusions under the first thematic axis on development.

For this work, participating SAIs applied the National Border Policy Governance Index (iGPNFron). This joint effort seeks to contribute to a greater impact of regional work in the improvement of border public policies with an impact on the environmental governance of each country and, consequently, sustainable development in the region.

The executive summary, and the Practical Audit Guide, with the methodological detail of this audit, as well as other materials, are available on the page:

The OLACEFS Coordinated Audit

Any additional information from the CCC Chair can be requested by writing to or by reviewing the websites of the participating SAIs.