The plenary session for discussion attracted the attention of representatives from over 190 INTOSAI’s members, IDI, United Nations and other international organizations.
Theme 1 “Information technologies for the development of the public administration” under the co-chairmanship of the SAI China and Canada focused on two main issues: Data application in public administration and the role of big data analytics in the activitities of SAIs. At the meeting session, participants heard experience shared by SAIs of Canada, China, Turkey and UAE. The speeches focused on the application of data analysis tool and also identification of the future orientation and challenges in the professional activities of SAIs.
Theme 2 “The role of the SAIs in the achievement of national priorities and goals” which was co-chaired by SAIs of Russia and Italy focused on (i) srategic audit: evaluation of goals, impact and associated risks of governmental programs and policies and (ii) forecasts and analytics in SAIs: environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Representatives of SAIs of Filand, France and the United States of America concentrated on the issues related to capacity building so that SAIs can catch up with the growing complexity of governmental programs and policy with flexibility, and experience and challenges faced while applying the whole government approach in audit activities.
Photo group of Heads of SAIs
The speech of the SAV uploaded on the Congress’s website clarified 03 issues related to the state audit activities contributing to the achievement of national priorities: (i) evaluating the economic efficiency of financial management of the national socio-economic development programs; assessing the implementation of government policies in the field of land, mineral resources and budget management; timely preventing and tackling fraud and violations of finance and public property management.
The speech emphasized that auditing activities in the recent years have significantly contributed to the achievement of the national goals, ensuring transparent and effective public finance and creation of a stable environment for socio-economic development. Especially, they have advanced to sustaining Vietnam’s economic growth at above 6% per year, along with the national progress, social justice and ecological environmental protection and effective management and use of natural resources.
The audit results have verified integrity and soundness of the budget spending, evaluated economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the financial management of the national development programs, especially evaluating the effectiveness of the implementaton of the set objectives, achieved results as well as shortcomings in the implementation of the national key socio-economic programs such as Vietnam national targeted programs for new rural development and sustainable poverty reduction support program; the national program to cope with climate change and promote green growth; the national targeted programs for clean water and environmental protection; the national urban development program; the national program for power supply in rural, mountainous and island areas; and the national program on socio-economic development in regions.
Based on audit findings, the SAV shall provide recommendations and information for the Government and the National Assembly to promulgate mechanisms, policies and proposal of timely management solutions to improve reports on effectiveness and efficiency of these aforementioned programs and projects, contributing to the achievement of the macro-economic development objectives. In addition, the SAV shall assess the implementation of the State’s key guidelines and policies on management of land, natural resources, minerals and environment, and of the budget and public debt; also the conduct of regulations on investment in the form of PPP...As a result, the SAV shall promptly detect inadequacies and structural gaps, and propose authorized agencies to amend, supplement and replace relevant legal documents. It can help to guarantee transparency for sustainable development, creating conditions for the people, enterprises in the society to have equal opportunities to grow and access resources, to participate in and contribute to the intellectual and cultural foundations for future generations.
More remarkably, through the audit results, the SAV shall actively prevent violations and frauds in the management of public finance and assets, and preserve the financial discipline. Especially, the SAV shall fight against violation in the implementation of the national key programs and large scale projects having significant impact on economic, political, social and environmental sectors at national and regional levels.
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