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March 11, 2021

Strategic Communication of State Audit Institution Audit Reports

GAI supported SAI’s strategic communication to external stakeholders, by facilitating another press conference to report the results of audits conducted in 2020. The final event was held on February 18, with three performance audit reports presented – Information Security in Health Information Systems, Internal Financial Control in Health Care Institutions and Efficiency of the Energy Management System in the Public Sector.

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March 8, 2021

USAID Government Accountability Initiative Provides Training on Performance Auditing for Newly Employed SAI Auditors

In the course of continuous technical assistance to SAI to increase its resources dedicated to performance auditing USAID Government Accountability Initiative delivered Basic performance audit training for the newly hired auditors, held online from March 2 to March 5, 2021. The training was delivered by GAI COP Ms. Williams-Bridgers and subcontractors Ms. Ekstrand and Mr. Caldwell. Trainings is part of the support to SAI leadership’s plan to increase reliance on performance auditing within the Institution.

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February 5, 2021

Serbia’s State Audit Institution Reports Deficiencies in Urban and Suburban Transport; Incentives for Rural Development And Management of Safety Risks at Level Crossings

On February 2, 2021, the State Audit Institution (SAI) released the results of three recent performance audits.

SAI reported that third of the Republic of Serbia’s population is dissatisfied with the functioning of urban and suburban passenger transport, and nearly a million people have no access to this organized communal activity of general interest. Effective and efficient functioning of urban and suburban passenger transport at the local level requires strategic guidance and regulated criteria for the delivery of communal activities at the national level. The identified weaknesses in functioning of urban and suburban passenger transport in local self-governments – the auditees, indicate that there is a need for increased efforts of local governments in the area of planning in line with the citizens’ needs, including oversight over the quality of service provided considering the funds spent.

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January 15, 2021

Serbia’s State Audit Institution Identifies Environmental Protection and Internal Controls in Need of Increased Government Attention

On January 12, the State Audit Institution (SAI) revealed the results of  two of its 2020 performance audits revealing the need for the Government to increase its attention to address environmental protection concerns and internal control deficiencies in central level institutions in Serbia. 

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December 25, 2020

USAID Government Accountability Initiative Provides Training on Performance Audit Best Practices for SAI Compliance Auditors

In the course of USAID Government Accountability Initiative support to State Audit Institution in building further capacities for performance auditing, Best practices in performance audit have been introduced to SAI’s financial and compliance auditors. Training was held from 15-17 December 2020, online, by Ms. Laurie Ekstrand, Mr. Stephen Caldwell, and GAI COP Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, former senior executives of US Government Accountability Office.

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December 23, 2019

State Audit Institution Presented Nine Performance Audit Reports for 2019

This week The State Audit Institution organized press conference on three additional performance audit reports. First six were presented to the public on December 13 and December 18, 2019 at the Press Center of the Journalists’ Association of Serbia. USAID Government Accountability Initiative supports strengthening the SAI’s capacity to conduct performance audit, as well communicating key messages, main findings and report recommendations to the public.

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December 17, 2019

USAID Government Accountability Initiative Provides Performance Audit Training to State Auditors

In the course of USAID Government Accountability Initiative support to State Audit Institution in building further capacities for performance auditing, two rounds of performance audit training were held for SAI’s leadership, financial and compliance auditors. Trainings were held from December 10 to 12, and December 16 to 18, 2019, by Jess Ford and Stephen Caldwell, former auditors of US Government Accountability Office.

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December 28, 2018

Serbia’s State Audit Institution Adopts Five-Year Strategic Plan Focused on Performance of Government

The State Audit Institution (SAI) of Serbia has adopted a Strategic Plan 2019-2023 that will focus its attention on current and emerging challenges facing the Government of Serbia and guide its annual selection of audit topics in the future.

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September 28, 2018

USAID GAI Provides Advanced Performance Audit and Annual Audit Planning Assistance to State Audit Institution

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