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Agenda Audit of COVID 19 related expenditures, SIGMA 14 December 2020


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Agenda, SIGMA webinar on audit of COVID 19 related expenditures, 14 December 2020

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Agenda Audit of COVID 19 related expenditures, SIGMA 14 December 2020

  1. 1. 2 Rue André Pascal 75775 Paris Cedex 16 France Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 24 82 00 This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union (EU). It should not be reported as representing the official views of the EU, the OECD or its member countries, or of partners participating in the SIGMA Programme. The opinions expressed and arguments employed are those of the authors. This document, as well as any data and any map included herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area. © OECD 2020 – The use of this material, whether digital or print, is governed by the Terms and Conditions to be found on the OECD website page Network of Supreme Audit Institutions of EU Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries and the European Court of Auditors Audit of COVID-19 related expenditures Virtual Workshop – 14 December 2020, 10h00 to 12h00 1. Welcome and Introduction 10h00-10h30  Welcome and event objectives –Alastair Swarbrick, Bianca Brétéché, SIGMA  Welcome and overview on EU support for EU Enlargement countries – Florian Hauser, DGNear, Salvador Bertomeu Hernandez, DG Budget  Setting the scene – the challenges and opportunities for SAIs – Martin Sinclair, SIGMA expert Mr. Sinclair will provide a brief overview of how OECD countries’ financial management and reporting systems have coped and adapted to the demands and pressures brought about by the crisis, illustrated by some country examples. This includes the challenges related to intensified risk profiles, accountability and transparency. There is a vital role to play for SAI’s in recognising the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and support a pragmatic, flexible and responsive approach that promotes the accountability and flexibility necessary to maintain trust and confidence in public policies and institutions. 2. Sharing Network SAIs experiences - 10h30-11h45  Contribution by each of the seven participating SAIs – 5 to 10 minutes each We invite senior management representatives of each SAI to provide a brief overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the public finances, the SAI’s current responses and future plans. This includes the opportunities and barriers to engagement of SAIs related to the COVID-19 crisis.  Questions and Answers and discussion about opportunities and challenges 3. Conclusions and Next Steps 11h45 – 12h00  Tentative conclusions – Martin Sinclair  Next steps – Bianca Brétéché and Alastair Swarbrick, SIGMA