RAA Officials attend International Integrity Seminar in Hungary

A two-member team of the RAA led by Dilliram Das, Assistant Auditor General and accompanied by Chencho Tshering, Deputy Chief Auditor, attended the 4th International Good Practices Seminar on “Integrity Survey of the State Audit Office of Hungary and its Utilization in the Work of the Management” in Szarvas, Hungary held from 27th February to 3rd March 2017. The Seminar is a part of the State Audit Office (SAO) of Hungary’s framework for its international role and was aimed to provide professional assistance to members of the INTOSAI community.

During the Seminar the participants learned on the “Hungarian model” of fight against corruption, the integrity survey methodology of the SAO, Hungary through theoretical and practical training. Participants were also introduced on the initiatives taken by the State Audit Office of Hungary to disseminate the ethical values and integrity culture to the audited organisations with an ultimate objective of preventing the corruption in public organisations. Deliberations, dissemination of information and sharing of professional knowledge and good practices on several topics including, communication strategy, ethical leadership and operation of soft controls based on auditors and audited perspectives, whistle blowers, amongst many others were discussed.

The first International Integrity Seminar of the State Audit Office SAO, Hungary was held in 2014 with the aim of disseminating integrity approach among SAIs of developing countries or countries under democratic transition. The seminar which is 4th in series was attended by 47 participants from 25 countries.

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