The IDI-OLACEFS 3i Cooperative Audit Programme on Performance Audit on Fighting Against Poverty has reached it third stage. The participating SAI teams have completed the audit and went for an audit review meeting in San José Costa Rica from 31 October to 5 November 2016 to discuss their draft audit reports.
Twenty auditors from 8 SAIs: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru participated in the review meeting to finalize their draft reports.
In the meeting the teams made presentations on their draft reports, reports were peer reviewed by other SAI team members. Also SAI teams revised their reports following the guidance provided and discussion with the mentors and the IDI manager. The mentors discussed and guided the teams to make sure they prepare reports in compliance with the performance audit ISSAIs. Based on the review comments and discussion, the audit teams made another presentation explaining how the meeting was useful for the audit process and the main changes they made in the draft report. The SAI teams will finalize their reports and submit it to the Head of SAI for approval by the end of March 2017.
The next step is to issue and publish the audit reports by the SAIs as agreed in the statement of commitment signed. In 2017 there will be an independent quality assurance of the audit done by the teams.