The Executive Secretary of OLACEFS and Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, Jorge Bermúdez, met on Tuesday, July 23 with the executive director of UN-Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, to present the preliminary results of the coordinated audit that evaluated the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal, SDG No. 5 “Gender Equality” in 18 Ibero-American countries.
In his capacity as Executive Secretary, he noted that the results show that most of the governments evaluated created institutions especially designated for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the countries audited, there is also a 70% progress in the implementation of the SDGs, which means that, in general, the governments of the region have established mechanisms to monitor, examine and present reports on the progress of their implementation in the context of the 2030 Agenda.
However, it was determined that there is no evidence of medium or long-term evaluations to define what quantity, type and quality of resources are necessary to implement the goals of SDG 5, as well as the lack of risk assessments to define such resources.
The report also included the Self-Assessment Survey on the situation of gender in the Supreme Audit Institutions of the continent, which had the objective of knowing the situation of gender within the institutions, aligned with the fourth approach defined by INTOSAI to contribute significantly to the logo of the SDGs, that is, to be models of transparency and accountability.
Additionally, the Executive Secretary met with Eva Lindstrom, member of the European Court of Audit of Luxembourg, to share experiences on gender auditing.
The SAIs that participated in the Ibero-American Audit on Gender Equality are: Argentina, Bolivia, Bogotá, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.