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 promotes transparent, accountable, effective, and efficient use of public sector resources in the Pacific. It contributes to that goal by helping its member SAIs improve the quality of public sector auditing in the Pacific to uniformly high standards. To meet that objective, PASAI’s mandate is to:
a) strengthen understanding, co-operation, and co-ordination between its members
b) advocate the interests of good governance - including transparency, accountability and the need for strong and independent SAIs - to governments and others in the Pacific region
c) build and sustain public auditing capacity across the Pacific by sharing knowledge with, and providing support to, its members
d) assist its members to perform their auditing functions, including through co-operative audits and similar activities
e) serve as a regional working group of INTOSAI, in the interests of all SAIs in the Pacific and beyond
f) encourage co-operation with other regional working groups and SAIs.
The PASAI intends to improve transparency and accountability in managing and using public resources in Pacific Island countries. Specifically, PASAI will organise and provide programmes that will (i) enable the public accounts of countries in the Pacific region to be audited in a timely manner to uniformly-high standards; (ii) enhance the impact of audit findings and assist with performance audits; and (iii) raise the capability of SAIs.
PASAI had 28 members on 30 June 2016.
The Congress is PASAI’s supreme authority and consists of all PASAI members.
Under the guidance of the Congress, the Governing Board sets PASAI’s direction and oversees the activities of its Secretariat.
Martin Matthews (Controller and Auditor-General of New Zealand) is PASAI’s Secretary General, leading the Secretariat Team.
The strategic goals of PASAI under the 2014-2024 Strategic Plan are:
Strategic Priority 1: Strengthen SAI Independence
Strategic Priority 2: Advocacy to strengthen transparency and accountability
Strategic Priority 3: High quality audits completed by Pacific SAIs on a timely basis
Strategic Priority 4: SAI capacity and capability enhanced
Strategic Priority 5: PASAI Secretariat capable of supporting Pacific SAIs.
Here is a brochure about PASAI and our work.