On July 13, the presentation of the OECD report "Building Trust to Reinforce Democracy" took place. The event was dedicated to the key results of the Organization's first study on public trust degree in state institutions.
On July 25, the VI meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on Big Data (WGBD) was held in the online format. At the beginning of the event, SAI China as the Chair of the working group presented a report on the activities of the Secretariat, the implementation of the work plan and outlined the prospects for international standardization of audit digitalization processes.
On July 15, 2022 the HLPF Session "Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – the Contribution of the Supreme Audit Institutions" was held.
On July 19, a meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on Financial Modernization and Regulatory Reform (WGFMRR) was held.
The 21st INTOSAI WGEA Assembly meeting was held on July 4-6 in a hybrid format, hosted by the SAI of the Republic of Maldives. 40 delegates attended the event in person and 238 SAI representatives from 80 countries participated online.
On June 30, INTOSAI Working Group on Impact of Science and Technology on Audit (WGISTA) held a webinar "Introducing Digital Thinking into Auditing and Fighting Corruption".
In his report Director of the Innovation Lab of the US Government Accountability Office, Mr. Taka Ariga, outlined the key features of activities pursued by SAI USA structural units responsible for the use of innovative technologies in audit. Mr. Ariga highlighted one of the most popular papers by GAO Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team – the report “Artificial Intelligence: An Accountability Framework for Federal Agencies and Other Entities”, which outlines procedures and assessment practices for the entire cycle of AI introduction to the activities of government bodies.
The presentation by the Principal Researcher for the UAE Institute of Technological Innovation, Dr. Abdelrehman Almahmoud, focused on the opportunities and challenges posed by the introduction of new technologies in public entities’ work cycle. The expert identified the following features of this issue for government departments:
- Usage of simple AI-algorithms
- The problem of digital infrastructure sufficiency
- The dark data problem
- Potential for international cooperation
The report by the Head of the UNODC program in Belgrade, Mr. Constantine Miltchev-Palicarsky, was devoted to global trends in the use of ICT in the field of combating corruption:
- identifying and combating corruption
- involvement of civil society in the processes of combating corruption
- wrongdoings reporting
- public sector transparency increasing and free access to information promoting
- public consultations holding
On June 17, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, as INTOSAI Chair, organized a panel session “Government Audit in the New Normal: Accountability Culture Creation” within the framework of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
On May 31, 2022, the 58th ASOSAI Governing Board meeting was held online under the chairmanship of the SAI of Thailand with the participation of 80 representatives of 14 SAIs – members of the ASOSAI Governing Board and the Audit Committee, as well as the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI).
The annual meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on Information Technologies Audit (WGITA) was held in the online-format on May 24, 2022. During the event, representatives of member SAIs, EUROSAI, IDI, AFROSAI-E, WGBD and WGISTA discussed the problem of IT-usage for SAIs’ activities optimization and areas of synergies with WGITA.