Chile's supreme audit institution (SAI) -- Contraloría General de la República de Chile or CGR – signed an agreement with the OECD to peer review the relevance and impact of the CGR on enhancing good public governance, to improve accountability and the quality of government decision-making. The memorandum of agreement was signed by Mr. Ramiro Mendoza, General Comptroller and Mr. Rolf Alter, Director of Public Governance and Territorial Development on Monday 17 September, 2012 at the headquarters of the OECD in Paris.
The peer review of the CGR follows the ongoing OECD peer review of Brazil's SAI (Tribunal de Contas da União or TCU - forthcoming).
The OECD actively collaborates with INTOSAI (International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions), particularly on developing key national indicators of social and economic development strategy and societal progress, as well as an INTOSAI Performance Measurement Framework.
The Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA) programme(1), part of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development (GOV), and in co ordination with the European Court of Auditors, supports EU partner countries in building and strengthening their SAIs.
For more information please contact James Sheppard, Policy Analyst (James.Sheppard@oecd.org) in GOV.
• OECD work on Fighting Corruption in the Public Sector
• OECD/Sigma: Seminar on Achieving Audit Quality (23-26 April, 2012)
1. SIGMA is a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), principally financed by the EU.