On December 4, the I High Level Regional Forum of Supreme Audit Institutions (FRAN) “Fight against Corruption, a Development Issue: Tools and Good Practices to Improve Government Control and Promote Good Governance,” was held in the city of Lima.

The creation of the FRAN arises as an initiative of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru in its capacity as the Presidency of the OLACEFS 2019 – 2021, and responds to the need to promote a space for discussion and exchange of experiences at the highest level, directed at heads and members of senior management of the region’s supreme audit institutions.

To this end, international experts were present to motivate debate among participants on issues of current relevance to improve government control and promote good governance.

The topics discussed at the meeting were:

  • “The impact of corruption on the legitimacy of institutions,” by Sven Gerst (Germany)
  • The use of new technologies in the fight against corruption. Technical and ethical challenges in its implementation. Speaker: Rayid Ghani (United States)
  • The study of corruption from a psychological perspective. Speaker: Jorge Muñoz (Spain)
  • Transnational corruption: An analysis in the region. Speaker: Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán (Colombia)

The FRAN had the participation of the President of OLACEFS and head of the SAI of Peru, Econ. Nelson Shack Yalta; the Auditor General of the Nation of Argentina, Mr. Juan Ignacio Forlón; the Auditor General of Belize, Mrs. Dorothy Ann Bradley; the Comptroller General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Dr. Henry Ara; the Secretary General of the Office of the Comptroller General of the State of the Republic of Ecuador, Dr. Valentina Zárate; the President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of El Salvador, Mrs. Carmen Elena Rivas; the Chief Justice of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Honduras, Mr. Roy Pineda; Judge of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Honduras, Mr. José Juan Pineda; the Plenary Member of the Chamber of Accounts of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Félix Álvarez; as well as the Vice-Comptrollers of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, Dr. Humberto Ramírez and Dr. Martín Díaz.

The Forum will be held every year for the purpose of providing a space for debate and exchange to the heads of the SAIs of OLACEFS on relevant topics that will make a contribution to the region.