Are Supreme Audit Institutions fit for purpose in the age of COVID-19 and beyond?

Are Supreme Audit Institutions fit for purpose in the age of COVID-19 and beyond?
This brief focuses on the role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and whether they are fit for purpose in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.
cover of the budget policy brief
01 September 2020
Summary

As part of Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s (WFD) eight-part series on financial accountability, this brief focuses on the role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and whether they are fit for purpose in the age of COVID-19 and beyond. This brief outlines how SAIs play an integral role during the ex-post oversight stage, as well as how SAIs can:

  • contribute to the implementation of national priorities;
  • increase their value-added role; and
  • work with parliament and the executive branch to strengthen their value-added.