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CAF and Supreme Audit Institutions – Enhancing integrity in public sector

15 September 2022
13.00 - 14.00

Background information

Public sector entities face increasing budgetary and operational pressures and the need for effective use of resources at a time of multiple and complex pressures. Auditors need to give assurance that public sector entities are responding to these challenges effectively and by doing so can enhance citizens’ trust in government at a time when it is being increasingly questioned.

Public sector audit therefore needs to be forward looking as well as backward looking and change its approach to audit including broadening their skill set to make use of emerging technologies.

The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) developed by the EUPAN network with the support of the CAF National Correspondents and EIPA,  has the potential to help for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to meet these challenges by bringing about culture change and more effective operational processes.

During this public event we will look into how CAF can help public sector audit bodies and their staff to address both current and emerging challenges in a structured manner which is continuously evolving. The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in particular is capable of supporting these organizations in their path towards excellence, so the auditors can better target resources.

What will the round-table cover?

  • Why external audit matters to trust in government?
  • What external auditors need to do to identify priorities?
  • How they need to conduct audits?
  • What challenges this brings to auditors?
  • How CAF can help?

EIPA moderator(s)


Gracia Vara Arribas

Gracia Vara Arribas

EU Law and Public Procurement, EU Governance, Head of the European CAF Resource Centre

Michael Burnett

Public Sector Audit Expert, Member of Solihull Borough Council Audit Committee

Isabelle Verschueren

Belgian Federal Public Service Policy and Support
Organisation Advisor, CAF National Correspondent of Belgium

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