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Working Group on Value and Benefits of Supreme Audit Institutions

The Auditor General’s Department of Jamaica (AuGD) will host the 11th meeting of the Working Group on Value and Benefits of Supreme Audit Institutions (WGVBS) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel from September 19-21, 2018.

About the WGVBS


The WGVBS was established in 2007 during XIX International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) held in Mexico City. The objective was to develop a framework and measurement tools for defining the value and benefits of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). An initial step taken by the Group was the definition of a framework for communicating and promoting the value and benefits of SAIs. This was completed and submitted at the XX INCOSAI held in Johannesburg and is built on two pillars:

  1. an institution that makes a difference to the lives of citizens, and
  2. an independent model organization.

The Working Group is chaired by SAI Mexico, meets annually and comprises 30 member countries that work in sub-groups to carry out its mandate. Projects undertaken by the  WGVBS include:

  1. The Guideline on Effective Practices of Cooperation between SAIs, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the Executive.
  2. The Performance Measurement Framework for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI PMF).
  3. The Forum of Jurisdictional SAIs.
  4. Audit quality control and the impact on the value and benefits of SAIs.
  5. Risk Identification Process in the Public Sector.

The AuGD looks forward to warmly welcoming all Delegates and Observers to Jamaica in September 2018.

Contacts & Accommodation


Contact

Mr. Richard Rose, richard.rose@auditorgeneral.gov.jm
Ms. Icilyn Cooper, icilyn.cooper@auditorgeneral.gov.jm

When & Where

Date: September 19 – 21, 2018
Venue: Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica

Accommodations:

Special rates are available to participants who opt to stay at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. These rates are on a first come first serve basis. These rates may be accessed once you have registered to attend the meeting. Please refer to the hotel booking form for further details.

Activities

Welcome Cocktail: September 18, 2018.
Official Dinner: September 19, 2018.
Meeting: September 19- 20, 2018.
Cultural Experience: September 21, 2018.

WGVBS Observers


  • Capacity-Building Committee (CBC)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • International Budget Partnership (IBP)
  • INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI)
  • Professional Standards Committee (PSC)
  • The World Bank (WB)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

WGVBS Member Countries


Austria
Austria
Cambodia
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cameroon
Chile
Chile
China
China
Ecuador
Ecuador
France
France
Greece
Greece
Hungary
Hungary
Indonesia
Indonesia
Iraq
Iraq
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kuwait
Kuwait
Mexico
Mexico
Moldova
Moldova
Namibia
Namibia
New Zealand
New Zealand
Pakistan
Pakistan
Peru
Peru
Portugal
Portugal
Russian Federation
Russian Federation
Senegal
Senegal
South Africa
South Africa
Spain
Spain
Tanzania
Tanzania
Togo
Togo
Turkey
Turkey
United States of America
United States of America

Meeting Registration


All participants are required to complete the registration form below. The deadline for registration is August 17, 2018