More than 20 SAI heads and a total of 33 delegations met in Graz, Austria on the occasion of the 70th Meeting of the INTOSAI Steering Committee, held on November 6 and 7, 2017, where the OLACEFS Executive Secretariat presented the organization’s activity report for 2017.

Please click on the links for the report and video:

OLACEFS 2017 Activity Report

OLACEFS 2017 Activity Report Video

The most important decisions taken by the Steering Committee at the 70th meeting are the following:

  • Approval of the following issues for the XXIII INCOSAI to be held in Moscow at the end of September 2019:
    • Theme I:  “Information technology for the development of the public sector”, under the presidency of China’s SAI, and
    • Theme II “The role of SAIs in meeting national goals and priorities” under the presidency of the SAI of the Russian Federation;
  • Guam’s SAI gains affiliate membership.  INTOSAI now has 194 full members, 5 associate members and 1 affiliated member;
  • Transition of the Inspection Générale’s INTOSAI membership to Togo’s Cour de Comptes;
  • Approval of Brazil’s SAI as an INTOSAI Steering Committee candidate to hold the XXIV INCOSAI in 2022;
  • Creation of a Task Force in the framework of the Steering Committee for reviewing the three INTOSAI manuals (manuals for committees, steering committee meetings and congresses;
  • Approval of the Strategic Development Plan for the Forum for Professional Pronouncements (IFPP) 2017-2019;
  • Approval of the appointment of three new FIPP members from the SAIs of Bhutan, Costa Rica and Norway;
  • Approval of the interpretation that new (and revised) pronouncements may take effect after referral by the Steering Committee for INCOSAI’s final ratification;
  • Approval of a panel for reports as a basis for future CBC, PSC and KSC performance reports;
  • Changing the name of the Working Group on Program Evaluation to Working Group on Evaluation of Public Policies and Programs;
  • Creation of a platform for regional cooperation as a touchpoint for oversight and cooperation regarding capacity building initiatives;
  • Approval of the quality control proposal for INTOSAI public goods produced and published outside the due process of the INTOSAI Framework for Professional Pronouncements (IFPP).

Participants also took part in two rounds of open debates where the contribution of SAIs to monitoring the implementation of SDGs and the development of the INTOSAI standards development process was discussed.

The 71st meeting of the Steering Committee will be held in Moscow in mid-November, 2018.