EUROSAI. Magazine N26 - 2021

Magazine No. 26 - 2021 47 EUROSAI Strategy • Government preparedness for future emergency responses – heavily influenced by learning from COVID-19 pandemic • Engagement with stakeholders – how audit engages with external bodies that help support the delivery of public services • Economic recovery from the pandemic – government’s approach to support businesses, organisations and the public to help support economic recovery We will continue this research and make sure that this is communicated effectively with EUROSAI members and consult with you on which emerging issues would benefit from a formal project group to carry out a deeper dive. To ensure that we take a global approach to spotting issues we will work with the Secretariat to ensure continued cooperation with INTOSAI Supervisory Committee on Emerging Issues. We will also work with SAI Latvia to communicate issues identified by external stakeholders. Working with this portfolio holder will be important to make sure that we feed in the knowledge and views from key bodies such as the UN, OECD, IMF, World Bank etc. We aim to oversee the portfolio with the principle that we help translate discussion into action and help SAIs identify concrete steps to take to address and respond best to these emerging issues. For example, this could be about how to design and weight a portfolio, or new audit methodologies that reflect different risks, or that the right information is shared across European SAIs to spread best practice. This will be done by supporting the agendas within the initiatives that fall out of Strategic Goal 1 and 2. For example, we will work with initiatives such as the “Travelling Club of Experts” and the Audit Methodology meetings. We look forward to working closely with other SAIs and international organisations to identify the issues that matter most and try to help us to be on the front foot to identify the vexing and pertinent issues of tomorrow.