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September 6 th, 2021 - Webinar on Renewable Energy and Its Audit - INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing

The Corte dei Conti attended the webinar on “Renewable Energy and Its Audit” hosted by the SAI India’s International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED).
The first part of the webinar focused on the phenomenon of climate change and on the so-called Sustainable Development Goals, with particular reference to the energy objectives set by the international framework and to the centrality of the renewable energy sector.
In the second part of the seminar, participants discussed audit techniques aimed at the better exploitation and implementation of renewable energy. The debate offered the valuable opportunity for a comparison with the peculiar Indian experience.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Mauro Orefice, President of the United Chambers for Jurisdiction and Judge Head of the International Affairs Office, by Ms. Erika Guerri, Judge of the International Affairs Office and by Mr. Andrea Giordano, Judge of the Jurisdictional Chamber for the Emilia-Romagna.

 

July 7 and 8, 2021 - INTOSAI Working Group on Evaluation of Public Policies and Programs

On July 7 and 8, 2021, the INTOSAI Working Group on Evaluation of Public Policies and Programs annual meeting was held via videoconference.
The working group focused on the fundamental role of SAIs in providing advice on public finances and their trajectory as well as evaluations of public policies and their effectiveness.
Participants shared their experiences in auditing, at central and local level, the financial measures linked to COVID-19 and pointed out the importance of a cooperation with other national institutions such as academic and research entities. The efforts made by OECD countries to evaluate their own policy responses to the crisis have also been considered.
Participants also highlighted the great value of citizens and stakeholders involvement in evaluation of public policies.
The Italian presentation underlined how the pandemic deeply impacted on the health care system and the future controls on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan at central and regional level. In this regard, our representative highlighted the role of Corte dei conti is going to play to ensure the most efficient use of the huge amount of resources allocated.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Giuseppe Mezzapesa, Judge at Central Chamber for Ex Ante Compliance Audit of the State Administrations

 

On 28-30 June 2021, the 25th edition of the INTOSAI / UN Symposium took place in virtual format

Since 1971, the UN/INTOSAI Symposia have been held to provide capacity building for SAIs and have contributed to share experiences and information in all fields of public sector auditing.
This year, the Symposium focused on the theme "Working during and after the pandemic: building on the experience of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) for strengthening effective institutions and achieving sustainable societies ".
The symposium was attended by representatives of numerous Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), the United Nations, the ECA, the World Bank, and international institutions.
Participants shared the lessons learned from the pandemic crisis and underlined the importance of cooperation among SAIs to ensure transparency and accountability in Covid-19 responses.
The Corte dei conti actively contributed to the Symposium with a Statement under the sub-theme "Resilient accountability systems and institutions in the aftermath of COVID-19”.
This Statement underlined the importance of the prompt reaction of Supreme Audit Institutions to cope with the crisis and their support to the Governments response mechanisms ensuring transparency, accountability and high standards of integrity.
The Statement also pointed out the different phases of institutional resilience: reactive resilience to mitigate the impact of a shock and recovery resilience to recover from a shock. In this regard, our representative reported the Italian experience of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and highlighted the role of Corte dei conti is going to play to ensure the most efficient use of the huge amount of resources allocated as well as to prevent and combat corruption, fraud, conflicts of interest, etc. Moreover, a positive scenario regarding Italian macroeconomic projections for the next three years have been presented.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Mauro Orefice, President of the United Chambers for Jurisdiction and Judge Head of the International Affairs Office.