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February 5 2014 | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Workshop 7: Strengthening Parliamentary Budget Oversight in the Caribbean – Phase 2

RESOURCES

Re-visioning Public Accounts Committees in Small Legislatures (discussion paper) Characteristics of Different External Audit Systems (discussion paper) Lima Declaration of Guidelines on Auditing Precepts / Mexico Declaration on SAI Independence (declaration)  PAC and SAI: “Partners” in the Accountability Process (presentation)

Understandin Parliamentary Oversight Committees and Relationships: Attributes of an Effective Public Accounts Committee (discussion paper)

OBJECTIVES

  • To build on the discussions about parliamentary budget oversight mechanisms and other key issues of concern to Public Accounts Committees (PACs) that took place during ParlAmericas’ Workshop 5
  • To provide a space for parliamentarians and Auditors General from the Caribbean to continue sharing best practices
  • To enhance practical skills related to auditing

SESSIONS

Day 1:

Overview of the Budgetary Cycle  (presentation)

Challenges and Practices: Public Accounts Committees in “Small” and “Large” Legislatures (presentation)

Day 2:

Supreme Audit Institution (SAI)-Parliament Cooperation (presentation)

Understanding Key Audit Products: Introductions to Regularity/Financial Statement & Value-for-Money Audit (presentation)

IN THE NEWS (original language)

Julius Espat takes lobby for PAC reform to hemispheric organization, ParlAmericas, 4 February 2014, Amandala, Belize.

Caribische landen willen versterking begrotingsproces, 6 February 2014, Starnieuws, Suriname.

Shaw wants PAC to examine contractor general reports, 6 February 2014, Gleaner, Jamaica.