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Conclusion of the General Assembly Meeting of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI)

The 13th Assembly Meeting of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI), which was hosted by the State Audit Bureau of Qatar, concluded today with the participation of the leaders of the Supreme Audit Institutions in the Arab States.

During the meetings, amendments were adopted to the Statutes of the Organization, as well as taking several decisions and recommendations aimed at improving audit work in the Arab world and promoting performance of the Supreme Audit Institutions. His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, the President of the State Audit Bureau-Qatar and ARABOSAI Chairman, stressed that the 13th Assembly Meeting came up with important recommendations and resolutions that support the Organization's efforts to enhancing the performance of Arab Supreme Audit Institutions and strengthening cooperation and coordination between them.

The President added that the State Audit Bureau of Qatar would seek during its tenure of the ARABOSAI chairmanship to create the appropriate conditions to enable the Organization achieve its objectives, in addition to proposing projects and initiatives that contribute to the development of Arab SAIs, and encourage technical and professional cooperation between them. During the 59th Governing Board meeting, the State Audit Bureau of Qatar was elected chair of the Professional and Audit Standards Committee, the State Audit Bureau of Kuwait was elected chair of the Sustainable Development Goals Monitoring Committee and the State Financial and Administrative Control Authority in the Sultanate of Oman was elected chair of the Institutional Capacity Development Committee. 



The General Assembly adopted the Doha Declaration, which tackled the recommendations of the technical symposium held on the sidelines of the General Assembly meetings, and dealt with (Development Projects of Supreme Audit Institutions).
The Declaration called for the exchange of experiences and expertise among the Supreme Audit Institutions in the implementation of development projects.

Opening of the 13th Assembly Meeting of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions in the Presence of HE the Prime Minister

Under the patronage and attendance of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 13th General Assembly of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI) kicked off on Tuesday (November 12th) at the Sheraton Doha Hotel. The State Audit Bureau of Qatar assumed the presidency of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions for the period 2019-2022.



His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, the President of the State Audit Bureau-Qatar, said that the convening of the General Assembly of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions is seen as culmination of its activity progress during the past three years, and as an appropriate occasion to see the achievements that have been accomplished in the best interest of the member SAIs within the areas related to capacity building, and also as an opportunity for adopting future programs and policies that will improve the performance of the ARABOSAI and increase the value of the services it provides in the best interest of member SAIs.

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His Excellency added that the growing international attention being paid to the importance of the roles played by SAIs within the areas related to the promotion of accountability, transparency and integrity and safeguarding of public funds, in addition to establishing trust in public institutions, ensuring the rule of law and the achievement of the SDGs; actually stems from the SAIs central position established within the institutional fabric of States, and therefore putting huge responsibilities upon their shoulders to meet the expectations of the relevant parties, including the highest authorities, the auditees, the media and the public.

He stressed the determination of the State Audit Bureau in the State of Qatar during its assumption of the presidency of the Arab Organization, to adopt development projects and initiatives that contribute to supporting the gains achieved by the ARABOSAI, counting on the support and assistance of our brothers the heads of member SAIs and their commitment to their organization.


SAB Signs a Grant Agreement to Contribute to Enhancing SAIs Performance

The State Audit Bureau of Qatar signed a grant agreement with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) on the sidelines of the 13th General Assembly of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI), which was held at the Sheraton Grand Doha.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, the President of the State Audit Bureau-Qatar and Mr. Einar Gorrissen, IDI Director General. Under the agreement, the grant will be allocated to support the use of SAI Performance Measurement Framework and E-Learning Enhancement Initiative to contribute to enhancing the performance of member SAIs.

The signing of the agreement comes as part of SAB willingness to support the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI) to measure their performance in accordance with INTOSAI standards and international good practices as a basis for improving performance.

Closure of the ARABOSAI Governing Board

The 58th meeting of the Governing Board of the Arab Organization for Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI) concluded today.

During its conventions, the Board addressed a number of key issues and issued a number of resolutions and recommendations to be submitted for approval by the General Assembly.

Entities Subject to Audit

Risk management

Risk management is a continuous process, which includes continuous research and investigation into leading risk indicators both internally and externally in the Entities strategic context that includes the steps of; setting the scope and context, risk assessment, risk treatment, monitoring & reviewing, and communication & consultation

Scope. Context & Criteria

Step 1 involves understanding the Subject Entity’s objectives, defining factors that could be a source of uncertainty, and setting the scope and risk criteria for the remaining risk management processes.

Risk Identification

Step 2 determines what, where, when, why and how risks could arise, and the effect this would have on the Subject Entity’s ability to achieve its objectives.

Risk Analysis

Step 3 determines the risk level against the risk criteria by understanding how quickly a risk can occur, the sources and causes of a risk, as well as the consequences and likelihood of those consequences.

Risk Evaluation

Step 4 compares the level of risk against the risk criteria to determine the overall risk rating and based on that, consider the need for treatment.

Develop Alternatives

Step 5 involves Subject Entities systematically identifying and assessing a range of response alternatives or strategies to accept, transfer, share, avoid, or mitigate major risks, based on their risk appetite.

Respond to Risks

Step 6 requires the Subject Entity’s leadership to evaluate the alternatives and decide how to allocate scarce resources (e.g. budget, analytical capabilities, time) to address major risks facing the entity.

Monitor and Review

Step 7 recognizes that as uncertainty changes, so does the risk.

Communication, Consultation, Learning

Step 8 takes place throughout Steps 1 - 6 above with all identified stakeholders confirming that those accountable for implementing the risk management process

Records Maintenance & Reporting

Step 9 is a continuous effort, integral to the organization’s governance as it improves the dialogue among stakeholders, and the learning from the Subject Entity’s collective experience from risk management activities.

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The State Audit Bureau participates in the Fourth Forum of Accountants in the State of Qatar

The State Audit Bureau participated in the meetings of the 35th Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), which held at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva from 22 to 26 October 2018. Mr. Ammar Abdulla Sakini, Director of Performance Audit Department and Mr. Abdulrahman Saud Aladbi, Head of Financial Audit & Examination of Energy and Industry Section, represented SAB in the meeting.