ALSAI participates in the Roundtable organized by SIGMA and OECD regarding the increased public impact of the audits.


On the 20th & 21st of March 2019 a Roundtable on "Reporting Practices for Increasing the Impact of Public Audits" was held in Paris. This activity was developed by SIGMA in cooperation with the OECD and the SAI of Montenegro. Participants in this roundtable were candidates, potential candidates and representatives of the European Court of Auditors.

The purpose of this activity was to increase the impact of public audits and to convey the message in a simpler and easier to perceive language for the general public.

The round table brought together the SAIs of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The State Supreme Audit Institution in this activity was represented by Mr. Artur Hasanbelliu, Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Gjovalin Preçi, Director of Standards and Quality Assurance Directorate and Mrs. Amantja Patozi, a Specialist in the Office of Communication, Publication and Foreign Relations.
Increasing the reporting effectiveness is a long-lasting and long-term objective for most of the SAIs. They acknowledge that high quality reporting is essential to building trust in the integrity and objectivity of the institution, which derives from sending appropriate reports to the right audience at the right time.

The main objectives of the round table were the establishment of a discussion platform between the SAIs of the Network regarding the challenges they face, the aimed results to archive during their work and audit reports and possible solutions that may be found.

The round table was interactive and based on case presentations. Experts from the European Union (EU) member states briefed the participants on the EU practices. Meanwhile the Network's SAIs shared their current reporting practices and the efforts they have made to increase the impact of the audit work through their reports.

The round table also offered participants the opportunity to meet informally, to compare national experiences and discuss specific issues among colleagues.