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 four continents, carried out between 2015 and 2016. The participating SAIs were Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa and the United States.

The study details the valuable contributions to the policy cycle and good governance made by SAIs, providing examples and case studies of innovative approaches to oversight, where crosscutting perspectives are used to provide monitoring, information and forecasting.

It also gives information on how to strengthen the link between the work of SAIs and the needs of the legislature, the executive and of citizens, without limiting their independence.

Added to this, the report highlights the potential of SAIs to strengthen the evidence base on which policy decisions are taken and which complement economic evaluations, so as to provide a broader and more cross-cutting view of how processes and programmes work in government.

We believe that this study can contribute significantly to SAIs and compels us to reflect on which is the best way to support good governance in our countries.

The document can be viewed at:

Supreme Audit Institutions and Good Governance. Oversight, Insight and Foresight (ingles)