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18th PASAI Congress

The 18th PASAI Congress was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu in October 2015.  The theme of the Congress was “Securing Independence of SAIs to Improve the Effectiveness of the Audit Findings”.

SAIs were asked to present a country paper setting out its current state of independence with reference to the eight principles of the Mexico Declaration.  SAIs were also asked about:

  • The existing practices or current status of SAI independence
  • The legal or practical challenges faced by SAIs in achieving independence
  • The type of assistance needed from other agencies or SAIs to address those challenges
  • Details of any plans of action or reforms to improve the SAI’s position on independence and whether there is any set timeframe for implementation

A summary of country papers can be found here.

The Congress Communique can be found here: Download Communique