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June 25, 2021

USAID Government Accountability Initiative Supports State Audit Institution to Strengthen Prevention and Detection of the Risk of Fraud in Government Spending

An Association of Certified Fraud Examiners study in 2020 found that 50% of fraud committed in the workplace results from an override or lack of effective internal controls in institutions. Studies also indicate that once government funds are misspent or misappropriated, they become very difficult to recover. Preventing fraudulent use of funds by ensuring appropriate implementation of internal controls helps government avoid the “pay and chase” scenarios that are a pervasive result of corruption.

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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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August 31, 2020

USAID Government Accountability Initiative Provides Performance Audit Training to Financial and Compliance Auditors

In the course of USAID Government Accountability Initiative support to the State Audit Institution in building further capacities for performance auditing, performance audit training was held for SAI’s financial and compliance auditors. The training was delivered online, from 24-28 August 2020, by Ms. Laurie Ekstrand and Mr. Stephen Caldwell, former senior executives of the US Government Accountability Office.

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January 24, 2020

Advanced Performance Audit Methodology Trainings for The State Audit Institution

In the course of USAID Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) support to the State Audit Institution to build capacities for performance auditing, GAI provided advanced audit methodology training to SAI’s leadership, performance audit teams and the Sector for Audit Methodology and Development. Two trainings, held in January 2020, were led by GAI consultants Dr. Laurie Ekstrand and Mr. Stephen Caldwell, 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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October 2, 2019

Serbia’s State Audit Institution is Establishing Performance Measures to Enhance Transparency and Accountability in Oversight

The State Audit Institution leadership advanced implementation of its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan in workshops organized by the USAID Government Accountability Initiative from 30th September to 2nd October. SAI is establishing performance measures that the Institution will use to internally assess and publicly report on the financial and other benefits of its work to the National Assembly, government and citizens of Serbia.

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