The Technical Commission on Citizen Partcipation, CTPC, has set up a web space to share the results of the first “coordinated audit on gender equality and equity issues”, carried out within the scope of the Organisation of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS. This was done as part of the CTPC’s working plan. Documents relating to the work carried out can also be viewed at the web space.
Incorporating the gender perspective into supreme audit has been an important issue in recent years and is the result of a series of activities that began in April 2012 when a meeting on Gender and Transparency in Supreme Auditing was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At this meeting recommendations relating to gender were approved and the “Santo Domingo Declaration”was signed, reaffirming the need for Supreme Audit Institutions to mainstream gender equity, both within the SAIs and in the implementation of government audits. One outcome of the declaration was the Workshop for the Development of the Short- and Medium-Term Plan for Gender and Transparency in Supreme Audit,held in July 2013 in Costa Rica, the conclusions of which were approved through Resolution 19-2013-AG of the XXIII OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly held in Chile in December 2013, requiring the CTPC to incorporate as part of its annual working plans a number of activities fostering inclusion of the gender perspective.
Pursuant to the Assembly’s 2014 resolution, the first coordinated audit on gender equality and equity was initiated. The SAIs of Chile, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico participated, defining their obligations and targets in a Memorandum of Undertanding which sought to comply with the international commitments in each of the participating countries as well as acting in accordance with OLACEFS’ position on the matter.
The work started in 2014 is summarised in a report presented in the context of the XXV OLACEFS General Assembly, held in Queretaro, Mexico, in November 2015. It incorporates the results of a study on the actions undertaken by each SAI (National Report), as well as the joint report comparing and analysing relevant common indicators (education, health and employment).
For more information on the audit, please go the following site: