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dc.contributor.authorJanssen, Roel
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:56:45Z
dc.identifier619590
dc.identifierOCN: 972072339
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32039
dc.description.abstractAccountability, good government and public trust are intricately linked. Supreme Audit Institutions fulfil an exceptional role in the public domain, checking if governments spend their money properly. They are like 'watchdogs' for citizens and parliaments with the purpose of auditing public expenditure and examining the effectiveness of policies. They aim to strengthen the trustworthiness of government institutions, all the more so in fragile democracies. They do so, for instance, in striving to disclose cases of corruption, not just in the highest echelons of government, but also in everyday petty bribery. And they can be found counting houses, roads and water taps, to see if government's promises are being kept. On the occasion of the retirement of Saskia J. Stuiveling as the president of the Netherlands Court of Audit, eight (former) heads of audit institutions talk candidly about their work and innovations in the area of public auditing, about how the financial crisis affected their profession, about the advent of open data and about the need for new skills to audit the oil industry. Each of them - Faiza Kefi (Tunisia), Josef Moser (Austria), Terence Nombembe (South Africa), Heidi Mendoza (Philippines), Alar Karis (Estonia), David Walker (USA), John Muwanga (Uganda) and Abdulbasit Turki Saeed (Iraq) - has made a difference in his or her country, often under difficult, adverse and sometimes outright dangerous circumstances.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics
dc.subject.othereconomie
dc.subject.otherAudit
dc.subject.otherAuditor general
dc.subject.otherEstonia
dc.subject.otherGovernment Accountability Office
dc.subject.otherInternational Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions
dc.subject.otherIraq
dc.titleThe Art of Audit. Eight remarkable government auditors on stage
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789462980914
oapen.relation.isPublishedByde2ecbe7-1037-4e96-8c3a-5a842d921e04
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAmsterdam University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.aup.nl
oapen.pages104


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