Participation of the National Audit Office in international working groups

Rein Söörd | 11/4/2009 | 9:59 AM

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The National Audit Office participates in the work of the following committees, working groups and task forces of INTOSAI, EUROSAI and the Contact Committee of the heads of the supreme audit institutions of the European Union:

INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing
The National Audit Office chairs the Working Group and its Steering Committee. The goal is to ensure the global influence of the Working Group on the quality of the environment, use of natural resources and improvement of the life and health of people, involving the regional working groups of INTOSAI and cooperating with international organisations of the area. The National Audit Office strives for developing the Working Group into an internationally recognised professional organisation the implementation of whose recommendations and guidelines, cooperation, exchange of knowledge and experiences, and training result in the impact desired by most of the supreme audit institutions on the activities of the Executive for the purpose of prevention or mitigation of adverse environmental changes. With its top-class environmental audits, participation in joint audits and exchange of experiences the National Audit Office wishes to set an example for other supreme audit institutions.

INTOSAI Committee on Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services and the Steering Committee thereof
The National Audit Office as the chair of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing participates in the committee with the aim of representing the Working Group on Environmental Auditing in it and the interests of the National Audit Office in shaping the areas of work and organising the work of the committee.

INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee
The goal is to gain and share experiences as to how to develop the capacity of the organisation, organise the work of experts and realise the results of their work, get an overview of experts who can be involved in audits where necessary, training and education opportunities, and the best practice of the area. The National Audit Office participates in the work of the first and third subcommittees.

INTOSAI Working Group on Privatisation, Economic Regulation and Public-Private Partnerships
The Working Group is developing methodologies for auditing privatisation and renationalisation of state assets, cooperation between the public and private sectors, and market supervision and economic regulators, and disseminates the best practice is the area.

INTOSAI Task Force Global Financial Crisis – Challenges to SAIs
The Task Force exchanges the knowledge and experiences of the supreme audit institutions on the reasons of the crisis and the possibilities of preventing crises in the future and shares relevant recommendations as to how to cope with the challenges arising from the crisis.

EUROSAI Environmental Working Group and the Steering Committee thereof
The goal is to achieve the objectives of the analogous working group of INTOSAI in Europe, especially in the Baltic Sea region, paying closer attention to gaining and sharing experiences related to adherence to international conventions, incl. organisation of protection of the marine environment, climate change, use and protection of natural resources by the state, and other topical issues.

EUROSAI IT Working Group and the Steering Committee thereof
The goal is to gain knowledge and skills in using IT tools in the audit process and auditing information technology systems, ensuring the security of systems, etc., to identify training opportunities, and to introduce the e-state experiences of Estonia at the international level.

Contact Committee of the heads of the supreme audit institutions of the EU, Working Group on Financial Management Developments
The goal of the Working Group is to get an overview of the financial management of the EU and of the use of the EU’s funds by Member States and to share the best experiences. The National Audit Office considers it important to gather respective information for the Riigikogu and to prepare an overview of the use of the EU’s funds in the state.
 

 

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