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PASAI Newsletter

PASAI BULLETIN

 

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PASAI acknowledges the financial contributions from:

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Development Initiative
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The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) is the official association of supreme audit institutions (government Audit Offices and similar organisations, known as SAIs) in the Pacific region. PASAI is one of the regional working groups belonging to the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
The strategic goals of PASAI are as follows:

a. strengthen regional cooperation and coordination;
b. build and sustain public auditing capacity;
c. conduct cooperative financial and performance audits;
d. strengthen communication and advocate transparency and accountability.

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PASAI’s Strategic Plan for 2014-24

PASAI’s Strategic Plan for 2014-24 is now available here. PASAI appreciates the inputs from members, partners and stakeholders in the development of the strategy. For any clarifications on the strategy, please contact Eroni Vatuloka at eroni.vatuloka@pasai.org .


Cooperative Performance Audit: Public Debt Reporting Meeting, 17-22 March 2014
Rarotongan Resort, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Hon. Mark Brown
Cook Islands, Minister for Finance
Speech for Opening Ceremony – 17 March 2014

Sustainable public debt management is an important topic for the region as majority of the countries are either least developed or developing countries. In addition, about 40% of the 10 million (2011) total Pacific population live in poverty.
 
In addition, public debt management is important because of unplanned build-up of public debt that could result from:

  • poor revenue forecasting;
  • weak or incomplete expenditure planning practices;
  • poor budget execution controls;

to name a few.

I therefore look forward to your recommendations, especially on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the management of public debt by:

  • ensuring that revenue forecasts are reasonable and not based on risky assumptions just to allow larger budgets;
  • establishing reasonable contingency accounts, or reserves within the main spending funds to handle unexpected events;
  • regular rigorous budget review focused on all aspects of ministry recurrent operations.

I would therefore like to wish you well in the week ahead and hope that your recommendations will have transformational impacts in the way Pacific states manage their public debt in the future.
 
Finally, I acknowledge the support to the programme from the IDI of Norway; and development partners, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) which have made it possible for PASAI to raise the capacity of audit institutions in the Pacific region.

For the full extract of the speech, please click here.
 

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24 January 2014

2012/13 PASAI Annual Report

The 2012/13 PASAI Annual Report is available to download here.


4 October 2013

Strategic Management and Operational Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide assistance for Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) members, especially heads of SAIs and managers to carry out their functions strategically, tactically and operationally. They do this by introducing the basics of planning, examining the types of objectives and differentiating the types of plans consisting of the corporate plan, strategic plan, business plan and operational plan for the management of their offices.  PASAI recognises the importance of having these strategic management plans as it is top level management’s responsibility to define the SAI’s positions, formulate strategies and guide long term organisational activities. This is one of PASAI’s initiatives aimed at developing SAIs within the region.
 

The guidelines have been produced to assist PASAI members in the effective, efficient and economic planning and management of their resources annually and in the long term. It provides guidance to SAIs in establishing and enhancing their strategic management functions.
 

You can download a copy of PASAI's Strategic Management and Operational Guidelines here.

Upcoming events


14-17 April 2014 
SAS Tuvalu follow up;

28 April - 2 May 2014 
SAI PMF workshop, Nadi, Fiji;

5 - 7 May 2014 
SAS Kiribati follow up;

20-22 May 2014 
8th ACAG/ PASAI WGEA meeting, Canberra, Australia;

26 - 27 May 2014 
SAS Committee meeting, Auckland, New Zealand;

2 June - 11 July 2014 
SAS 4th round, Solomon Islands;

14-18 July 2014 
IFRS/IPSAS workshop, Suva, Fiji (tbc);

21 - 25 July 2014 
SMOG workshop, Suva, Fiji (tbc);

4 August - 12 September 2014 
SAS 4th round; Kiribati;

18 August 2014 
11th Governing Board meeting, Apia, Samoa;

19-22 August 2014 
17th PASAI Congress, Apia, Samoa.
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