The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions has completed the process of consolidating the report of the coordinated audit on the preparation of governments for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality.

In this audit process, 18 audit entities participated (16 SAIs of the continent, 1 subnational audit entity and 1 European SAI). The report presents the most relevant findings regarding the preparation of governments around the planning, monitoring and financing axes. The latter stands out as the weakest axis, in which the governments evaluated have reached a 47% efficiency level.

The report features a prologue by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, who emphasizes “the report adopts an integrated approach to implementation, monitoring and review, with gender equality at its core.” Likewise, the President and Director of Women Deliver, Katja Iversen, points out in her prologue that the work “shows that the commitment to gender equality exists in the people of the countries of Latin America. It is time for governments to intensify it.”

This report also includes the presentation of the work carried out by Equal Measures 2030 who, through their “SDG Gender Index,” provide a global analysis of the SDG 5 goals. It is important to highlight that the results of the work of Equal Measures 2030 do not differ from the results of the OLACEFS initiative, which, in a way, allows us to validate the audits carried out.

Jorge Bermúdez, Executive Secretary of OLACEFS, noted “this report has given us the opportunity to link our work with international human rights organizations as well as civil society. We are happy to build bridges for government accountability.”

1 Namely: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bogota, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
2 Office of the Comptroller General of Bogotá
3 Court of Auditors of Spain