Can SAIs move governments to action using various forms of audit?

Find out in the summary of the side event on the role of SAI in auditing SDGs at Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.

This side event generated substantive discussions on the audit conclusions and recommendations as well as lessons learned from auditing preparedness for SDG implementation conducted by SAIs in Asia and Pacific countries. It revealed the government’s response to the audit recommendation in order to improve the quality of SDG implementation. Discussions highlighted that SAIs can stimulate governments to adopt an integrated approach, addressing the policy links between the different dimensions of sustainable development. It also mentioned that relevant audits should preferably be coordinated with a country’s VNR, e.g. through the inclusion of the recommendations in the VNR report. To get more interesting issues discussed during this side event, please read the summary pdf here. (604 KB)

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