cooperation between citizens and Supreme Audit Institutions



E-guide on Engaging Citizens in the Audit Process

The e-guide on Participatory Audit ( is a live and practical document to guide and inform Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and the public at large about the challenges and benefits of engagement, as well as on how to engage. The guide is split into four interlinked thematic modules, throughout which readers will find valuable tools and strategies to promote public participation in the audit process. These key points are based on evidence from international experience and …

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Taking Accountability to Scale: A Discussion of Collaboration Between GPSA-Supported Projects and Accountability Institutions

Engagement between accountability institutions (AIs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) is an important dimension in the theory of change of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). According to the GPSA’s theory of change, AIs and CSOs, by working together, can benefit and strengthen each other and contribute to government accountability. But what does this approach look like in practice? What initiatives are being implemented under GPSA-supported projects and how? This note takes a look at the efforts being made …

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Does collaboration with civil society strengthen accountability institutions? An exploration

Authors: Carolina Cornejo and Marcos Mendiburu Published by: the GPSA Date: May 2015 How citizens interact and collaborate with accountability institutions has been the subject of much careful review in recent years. This note highlights key points from the discussion. But first, perhaps we should clarify what we mean by “accountability institutions.” Accountability Institutions (AIs) include anti-corruption bodies, supreme audit institutions (SAIs), ombudsman institutions (OIs) and human rights commissions. This note will focus on OIs and SAIs which may differ …

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Side by side with people: Korea’s experience on participatory auditing

Published by: World Bank Date: 2015 This paper addresses three key issues associated with the Supreme Audit Institution’s (SAI) engagement with citizens based on the BAI’s varied cooperation experiences with citizens: i) the values and benefits of SAI’s engagement with citizens; ii) the potential risks; and iii) practical approaches to ensure the identified values and benefits while controlling the risks. Read more

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Evidence for Change: The Case of Subsidios al Campo in Mexico

Author: Guillermo M. Cejudo Published by: International Budget Partnership (IBP) Date: Updated November 2013 The Subsidios al Campo campaign used Mexico’s freedom of information laws to obtain official data on the recipients of agricultural subsidies, and then published the data online. Its analysis brought a large amount of new information into the public domain, and managed to shift the debate about agricultural subsidies from a focus on their overall size to a discussion of how equitably they were being distributed, …

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Control and Accountability in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Topics and Areas for Further Improvement

Authors: Lucy Bassett and Gaston Blanco Published by: World Bank Date: 2011 This brief presents some of the key oversight and accountability topics and trends in CCT programmes in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The main aim of the publication is to provide CCT practitioners with concrete examples of tools and good practices from a variety of countries in the region, so they can strengthen the accountability systems of their programmes. It highlights key factors to be considered …

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Maximising the efficiency and impact of Supreme Audit Institutions through engagement with other stakeholders

Author: Quentin Reed Published by: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Date: 2013 The effectiveness of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) is not determined solely by resources and capacity levels. A range of other factors is of equal importance, including the accessibility and communication of audit reports and findings and interaction with other stakeholders including NGOs and the media. In light of this, this paper provides recommendations to ensure optimal engagement with such stakeholders at all stages of the audit cycle – ranging …

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Citizen Engagement Practices By Supreme Audit Institutions. Compendium of Innovative Practices of Citizen Engagement by Supreme Audit Institutions for Public Accountability.

This book provides an overview of successful examples and innovations in the engagement of citizens by Supreme Audit Institutions. It summarizes the deliberations on Effective practices of cooperation between SAIs and citizens to enhance public accountability of the 21st United Nations/International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Symposium of 2011. Based on an analysis of the responses of INTOSAI members to the questionnaire which formed the technical basis for the 21st Symposium, the book describes innovative practices of communication between …

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