The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is pleased to invite the OLACEFS SAI community to participate in the 2019 International Auditor Fellowship Program (IAFP).

The program is an intensive four-month study course, aimed at strengthening the capacities of Supreme Audit Institutions and supporting the improvement of accountability and governance throughout the world.

The program has three main segments:

Orientation: Fellows will learn how GAO plans, manages, and communicates the results of its work and will also share information about the auditing practices of their SAIs.

GAO auditing practices: Fellows will learn the technical and managerial aspects of performance audits and learn about the policies, procedures, and practices at GAO. Although the primary focus is performance audit, fellows will explore a variety of audit techniques and approaches with an emphasis on the knowledge and skills required to complete this type of work.

Personal and professional development: Fellows participate in various classes focused on leadership, effective facilitation, writing principles and team building. Fellows also begin preparations for returning to their audit offices as they write papers describing strategies for strengthening their SAIs based on information obtained during the program.

To participate in the program, audit institutions should nominate up to two middle-level candidates. Nominees are required to complete and submit the attached application form, bearing in mind that they will only have to secure travel and living expenses as there is no tuition fee.


The current program will take place between March 20 and July 12, 2019.

Deadline for applications:

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2018.

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