Innovation of public sector services and systems is needed to keep abreast of challenges. In the eye of the public and auditees, audit is associated with control and is more often seen as a hindrance than as a driver for innovation. But is this a fair representation of internal and external audit in the public sector? Audit continues to enable learning, both from mistakes and good practices. At the same time, innovation in the public sector needs to take place in a "controlled" way to safeguard the rights of citizens and ensure that governments can deliver. Here is the public sector innovatorís double-bind: maintaining stability while innovating. How can audit facilitate innovation and create value?
Strengthening our Foundations: Intensifying the Global Response to Tax Crimes and Other Financial Crimes. The Forum will bring together experts on tax, customs, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, policing, and prosecution (participation by invitation only) to focus on shared priorities and share experiences and best practices in the fight against tax crimes.