A global focus on SAIs’ implementation of SDGs
PASAI was honoured to present the region’s extensive experience in cooperative audits of preparedness for SDG implementation at last week’s IDI/UNDESA SAI Leadership and Stakeholder meeting on the Contributions of SAIs to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs (9-30 July 2018, UN Headquarters, New York). Around 150 participants attended from various INTOSAI Communities, UN agencies and other stakeholder organisations.
With a focus on how to strengthen SAI capacities for auditing SDGs, conference discussions included the challenges and opportunities for improving SAI capacity, strategic planning and performance to respond to governance changes related to SDG implementation.
PASAI had the opportunity to share its experience on cooperative audits and the specific challenges that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face in the context of the 2030 agenda. Using examples across the member states involved and with particular reference to the Solomon Islands, PASAI Chief Executive Tiofilusi Tiueti shared the emerging findings and lessons learned from the audits of preparedness for SDG implementation in SIDS in the PASAI region, in what was agreed on social media to be a very useful insight into key factors for SIDS to consider.
In summing up, Mr. Tiueti stressed the importance of carrying out cooperative audits effectively, stating that ‘Individual SAI audit reports will identify gaps in national system preparedness and provide practical and achievable recommendations to their governments on how to improve their institutional arrangements to achieve the needed economic, social and environmental outcomes.’
You can see PASAI’s full presentation here.