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Workshop on Innovations in Public Accountability: the Role of SAIs and Citizens
Start Date: Jun 24, 2014
End Date: Jun 25, 2014
Venue: Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), Goyang
Description: The Workshop on “Innovations in Public Accountability: the Role of SAIs and Citizens” will be held on 24 and 25 June 2014, and is being organized by the Development Management Branch (DMB) of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the World Bank Institute, Social Accountability Practice (WBI) and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). DPADM provides secretariat support to the United Nations Programme on Public Administration and Development. It assists the Member States of the United Nations in fostering efficient, effective, transparent, accountable, clean and citizen-centered public governance, administration and services through innovation and technology to achieve the internationally agreed development goals including the MDGs.

This two-day workshop will look at tools and resources for assisting SAIs to engage with citizens and fight corruption. The workshop aims at discussion innovations for assisting SAIs to strengthen their capacities to fight corruption.
Specifically, the presentations and discussions of participants at the workshop will focus on the following topics:
      • Current status of SAI readiness to engage citizens for public accountability;
      • How citizen participation can enhance value for money audit;
      • How citizen feedback can strengthen the audit process;
      • Development of Indicators to measure the SAI-CSO collaboration.

The event is expected to achieve the following outputs:
      • Trained and informed auditors, auditees, NGOs and CSOs on democratic and participatory governance based upon practices included in the Compendium of Innovative Practices of Citizen Engagement by Supreme Audit Institutions for Public Accountability publication;
      • Enhanced knowledge of all participants on social accountability strategies and anti-corruption tools according to knowledge included in the Collection of Important Literature on Strengthening Capacities of SAIs on the fight against Corruption publication;
      • Improved knowledge transfer tools for assisting SAIs to engage with citizens and anti-corruption;
      • Partnerships among DPADM/DESA, INTOSAI, WBI and IDI.

For more information on the workshop, please go to: www.unpsa.org

Website: http://www.unpan.org/
Participation Requirements: By Invitation

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