Successful completion of the EUROSAI project group’s workshop
2019-02-11 14:58 | Author: Hochbaum Dániel
Last updated: 2019-02-12 15:19
The professional workshop organised for the members of EUROSAI's project group named "The Social Utilisation and Transparency of Public Finance Audits" was successfully completed on 8 February 2019 in Budapest. Friday's professional programme included the discussion of the draft international guidelines and the finalisation of the structure thereof by the experts of the participating seven audit institutions. After a joint site editing of the manual, the participants formed groups of 3-4 experts, who outlined different solutions and indicators to measure social utilisation.
The primary aim of Friday's professional programme was to edit the international guideline compiled by the members of the project group. The participants went through the manual chapter by chapter together, inserting the required modifications and supplementations immediately. As soon as the editing work was completed, the enhanced and finalised document was delivered to the participating project members in electronic form to enable them to implement further editorial changes to their own case studies should they find it necessary.
Thereafter, the groups of 3-4 experts came up with different solutions and possible indicators to measure social utilisation.
Guidelines for social utilisation
The members of the social utilisation project group of EUROSAI are working together on a practical manual that can easily be used by all EUROSAI members. The guideline includes the results of the five questionnaires of the project group and the case studies of the participating national audit institutions. These case studies intend to present the good practices and effective measures aimed at social utilisation, implemented in practice by the supreme audit institutions; furthermore, to demonstrate their methods of compliance with the international directives set forth by ISSAI 12 and ISSAI 20.
The manual puts particular emphasis on the applicable and efficient good practices and methodologies, as well as the indicators enabling the measurement thereof. Furthermore, the international guideline points out the various aspects from which these questions can be approached. The different good practices highlight that, in the field of social utilisation, there is not only one good solution available for the audit institutions, much rather a wide range of possibilities that can be implemented into their own everyday activities and functions.
The international guidelines are expected to be published by the members of the project group between the end of April and the beginning of May 2019.
Krisztina Rita Hoppál Dániel Hochbaum Department of Communication and Institutional Relations