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The State Audit Office organizes a seminar for colleagues in the EU Eastern Partnership countries

Delegations from the Supreme Audit Institutions of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova will stay in Riga from December 11 to 12, to attend a workshop organized by the State Audit Office aimed at more effective implementation of international standards of the Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) in the work of the supreme audit institutions of the Eastern Partnership. (more…)

The State Audit Office: the administrative burden for the construction of private houses must be reduced

Compared to the other Baltic States, it is easier to construct private houses on your own in Latvia, observing the regulatory framework. However, the administrative burden of the construction process and the time-consuming of various coordination makes it difficult and unduly burdensome for both builders and supervisors. (more…)

Pupil transportation – competition of local governments for money that follows each pupil

When organising pupil transportation, local governments mostly choose “one solution for all”, and the choice is often based on the competition with neighbouring local governments for school children and money that follows pupils, not on the understanding of the different situations and needs of children. (more…)

State Audit Office Strengthens the Capacity of the Supreme Audit Institution of Georgia

While further strengthening the capacity of the supreme audit institutions of the EU Eastern Partnership states, experts of the State Audit Office are on a visit to Georgia this week where they are conducting a training programme to the colleagues of the Supreme Audit Institution of Georgia. (more…)

Public Council of the State Audit Office to Proceed Work in a New Composition

Upon activating the work of the Public Council of the State Audit Office, a new composition thereof has been approved. The Public Council exercises the functions of an adviser to the Council of the State Audit Office and in co-operation with the State Audit Office informs and raises public awareness about audit findings of the State Audit Office, urging State and local government institutions to use the funds of the public sector in an economical, economic and expedient manner. (more…)

Experts from the State Audit Office share their experience with Ukrainian counterparts

This week experts from the State Audit Office for the colleagues in the Supreme Audit Institution of Ukraine in Kiev run a training programme on the practical aspects of the performance audit work from their planning to the preparation of an audit report. (more…)

Experts from the State Audit Office conduct training in the Supreme Audit Institution of Moldova

This week experts from the State Audit Office for the colleagues in the Supreme Audit Institution of Moldova run a training programme on the practical aspects of audit work in local governments. The specialized training course was developed on the basis of a thorough understanding of the needs of Moldavian colleagues and is coordinated with international standards requirements for the supreme audit institutions (ISSAI). (more…)

Gifts of the Departing Government to the Chosen Ones

As a matter of urgency, the Cabinet supported solutions by which the range of persons receiving service pensions is broadened, thus, ignoring not only the findings concluded in the audit on a sustainable pension system conducted by the State Audit Office in 2017, namely, the inequality in service pensions as opposed to other taxpayers, but also the indications by the OECD that the existence of such an exception system is poorly justified. (more…)

Public Service Remit – Common Practice without Qualitative Planning and Development

Every year State budget grants over EUR 20 million to public media for ensuring the public service remit, while in reality this budget is badly managed and is not based upon comprehensively examined public needs. The aforementioned was established by the State Audit Office during the audit on the implementation of the public service remit. (more…)

Audit Reveals Deficiencies in the Work of Public Media Supervisor and Public Media

Insufficient financial investments in long-term needs, reliance on the benevolence of politicians as to the possibility of receiving money from funds for unforeseen cases in the event of emergency situations, stagnating public service remit administration, the lack of a clear medium-term vision in respect of the development of the sector. (more…)