With a large participation of more than one thousand two hundred people and a high level of interaction by the attendees, the first session of the New Webinar Cycle of Committees, Commissions and Working Groups of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS, was held. This new series seeks to publicize the main products and activities generated within the Organization and to reflect on the role of SAIs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 United Nations Agenda.

The first session called Concurrent control and the application of information technologies to preventive control was attended by Jennifer Perez, Advisor to the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, Luis Portugal, Deputy Manager of Follow-up and Evaluation of the National Control System, of that SAI, and José Oyola, consultant specialized in the formulation and execution of 3E audits and the adoption of good internal control practices in government entities.

The panel began with the presentation of Luis Portugal, who shared experiences on government control and the application of the types and modalities of simultaneous control in Peru, and then referred to the relevance of meeting the most important milestones of these processes for the achievement of objectives in a timely manner and how information technologies help to ensure that these controls are applied efficiently.

Meanwhile, José Oyola told us about the perspective that the United States SAI (GAO) has on the previous, concurrent and subsequent controls in relation to the essential concepts within which the work to be done by the SAIs is framed, generating value and benefit for citizens. Mr. Oyola stressed the importance of having sufficient human, budgetary and technical resources to enable the SAIs to fulfil their mandate efficiently, with particular emphasis on performance audits.

During the round of answers, Jennifer Pérez shared the experiences and measures taken in the control that is applied in the CGR of Peru and also answered the questions posed by the public.

Below is the presentation shared by the exhibitors, in addition to the video of the webinar:

Presentation by Luis Portugal

Presentation by José Oyola

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