EUROSAI. Magazine N26 - 2021

EUROSAI 118 Studies and other articles The OCCEFS and its Capacity Building Committee organized the webinar series titled "Experiences of SAIs during the COVID-19 health emergency". The series sought to share experiences of the pandemic, identify opportunities in the face of the crisis and strengthen collaboration between SAIs in the subregion. The IX EUROSAI - OLACEFS Joint Conference under the theme "Pandemic COVID-19: a unique opportunity for Supreme Audit Institutions to highlight the impact of their activities" For its part, the EFSUR continued to work on its Gender Seminars in order to promote training on the subject among auditors of the SAIs in the region. The IX EUROSAI - OLACEFS Joint Conference was organized by the SAI of Hungary from 9 to 11 September 2020 and staged virtually under the theme "Pandemic COVID-19: a unique opportunity for Supreme Audit Institutions to highlight the impact of their activities". New sections in the Cooperando (Cooperating) Newsletter: "OLACEFS and Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs" and "Auditing in Times of COVID-19" During 2020, two new sections were created in the OLACEFS Cooperando Newsletter, which is published quarterly and reports on news and initiatives in OLACEFS SAIs, Technical Bodies and Sub-Regional Groups. The "OLACEFS and SDGs" section offers information about members' and technical bodies' activities on said matters. The section titled "Auditing in times of COVID-19 reports on the initiatives of SAIs in their respective countries in the context of the pandemic. COVID Blog This blog was created on the OLACEFS website to provide knowledge and information about actions in the region and the world in the face of COVID-19. The blog entries were supported by the SAIs of the Regional Organization, experts in the subject, cooperating agencies and guest SAIs and regional bodies of INTOSAI. International Observatory for "Government and SAI initiatives in the face of COVID-19" The OLACEFS and INTOSAI presidencies promoted the International Observatory for Government and SAI Initiatives in the face of COVID-19 with a view to sharing good practices by SAIs worldwide. The web platform offers information on 106 countries and is available in English, Spanish and Russian. Memoranda of Understanding OLACEFS signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in 2020. In 2021, a contract was signed with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit -GIZ- GmbH of the Federal Republic of Germany for the joint implementation of actions with the global programme Alliance for Integrity (AFIN) and the Regional Project for Strengthening External Financial Control for the Prevention and Effective Fight against Corruption. In the same year, another Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the UN Women Programme.