The audit presented today is the most successful we have carried out in our organization so far in terms of participation and geographical representation.
Jorge Bermúdez Soto OLACEFS' Executive Secretariat
This report shows that the commitment to gender equality exists in the people of Ibero-American countries. It’s time for the governments to step it up.
Katja Iversen President and CEO, Women Deliver
The systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals is crucial.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, (UN Women)
The Latin-American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) is an organization of a permanent nature; international, autonomous, independent and apolitical. This organization meets the need to create a high-level forum to exchange ideas and experiences related to governmental and fiscal control as well as to promote cooperation between our institutions, that is conformed by 22 plenary members and 29 associated members.
Since 2012, we have been implementing a new model of capacity building of auditors, through coordinated audits.
In 2014, we carried out the first coordinated audit on gender equality, with the participation of the SAIs of Chile, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.
The results of that first work, generated such a momentum that in 2016, the OLACEFS’ General Assembly approved a proposal to carry out a new audit on gender, in this case linked to the 2030 Agenda, particularly with Goal 5: “gender equality”.
The coordinated audit on SDG 5 has been a great opportunity to engage OLACEFS’ SAIs members to analyze the status of compliance with this SDG, as well as an opportunity to exercise the purpose of acting as models of transparency and accountability in our own entities.
Indeed, among the OLACEFS we are committed to support the implementation of the SDGs. In this framework, we have established four approaches to carry out our work, one of them being our purpose to act as models of transparency and accountability in our own operations. For that reason, along with the coordinated audit, we carried out an internal survey that constitutes a self-evaluation on the gender-related issues among our institutions.
1. Not implemented (X = 0%)
In training (0% < X <=50,0%)
3. In development (50,0% < X <=75,0%)
4. Optimized (75,0% < X <=100%)
The general objective of this audit was to evaluate the preparation of the governments to implement Sustainable Development Goal 5.
In this process, 18 SAIs participated (16 from the continent, 1 subnational and 1 European). Argentina, Bolivia, Bogotá, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.