Improving public accountability

UN/INTOSAI 21st Interregional Symposium on “Effective practices of cooperation between SAIs and citizens to enhance public accountability” was held on 13-15 July in Vienna

The event was organized by DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and concluded with a reaffirmation of the importance of the independence of SAIs.

The symposium examined concrete criteria of audit processes and institutions such as the publication of audit reports in the media, participation of citizens in inter-institutional advisory bodies or councils, and procedural steps to citizen-initiated audits. Representatives of SAIs from eighteen countries in the developed and developing world as well as of INTOSAI and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) participated.

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