Project Group on auditing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The aim of the EUROSAI Project Group on auditing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is to provide an exchange of experience and compilation of good practice on the work of supreme audit institutions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and an approach to auditing the funding allocated and spent to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project was launched in June 2020 at the meeting of EUROSAI Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions and an action plan, which was further developed based on a round table discussion. The Project Group focuses on the role and effectiveness of Supreme Audit Institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of audit programs, emergency response, health and social care, and more. The Project Group currently brings together more than 30 Supreme Audit Institutions in the European region.

Within the Project Group, the State Audit Office took over the management of the working group “The role and effectiveness of supreme audit institutions in the conditions of COVID-19 pandemic” in 2020. The group, led by colleagues from the United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden, analyzed internal and external communication issues, as well as teleworking and institutional aspects outside the audit work. As a result, an information document has been drafted on the challenges of the supreme audit institutions of the EUROSAI Member States during the COVID-19 pandemic, their impact on the functioning of the institutions and the solutions for mitigating the impact of the pandemic.

More information:
The State Audit Office summarizes the challenges and solutions of EUROSAI member states to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (read more…)
Information prepared by the Project Group “Role and Effectiveness of SAIs: Outline of and examples of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic impact” (read more…)
Questionnaire results “Role and Effectiveness of SAIs during the COVID-19: Survey results” (read more…)