PASAI Newsletter




PASAI acknowledges the financial contributions and support from:

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Asian Development Bank

Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
INTOSAI Development Initiative
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New Zealand Aid Programme

World Bank
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).

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 .


Regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing

The PASAI Secretariat and representatives from four SAIs (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji and Samoa) attended the ACAG–PASAI RWGEA meeting held in Canberra, Australia on 20–22 May 2014.
The main themes for the meeting were waste management, water management and climate change adaptation. Delegates presented on their experience with performance audits within these themes.
The results of environmental audits undertaken as part of PASAI’s cooperative performance audit programme were presented.
Participants also presented about the impact of audit findings on public administration within their countries.
PASAI and ACAG members shared their experiences and practices in environmental audits. The meeting provided valuable experience for some SAI representatives to network with colleagues from the two regions for the first time.

What's new

18 June 2014

Database of Experts

A database has been developed to help members and Regional Groups identify professionals from different SAIs with expertise in specific auditing fields. SAIs can contact these experts for knowledge sharing. At present, relevant information of 75 experts has been registered into the Database. They have experience on different auditing fields such as financial, performance, environment, information technology, public works, and internal control, among others. Their expertise could contribute on the strengthening of capacities in benefit of the INTOSAI Community.

The link to the database is as follows:

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

4 August – 12 September 2014
SAS Round 4, Kiribati phase;

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

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

1 September – 10 October 2014
SAS Round 4, Kiribati phase;

22–26 September 2014
Tier 2 Training, Tarawa, Kiribati (tbc)

13–17 October 2014
CFA — Foreign Aid, reporting meeting.

3–7 November 2014
Tier 1 Training, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (tbc)

10 November – 19 December 2014
SAS Round 4, Tuvalu phase