International conference on “The role of supreme audit institutions in strengthening accountability, transparency, public integrity and good governance”.
On Tuesday September 12, the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, in partnership with the Cour des Comptes, organized an international conference in Marrakech on “The role of supreme audit institutions in strengthening accountability, transparency, public integrity and good governance”. This conference is part of a series of activities organized by Morocco to coincide with the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to be held in Marrakech in October.
The conference was opened by Mrs. Zineb El Adaoui, First President of the Court of Accounts, followed by Bruno Dantas, Minister-President of the Brazilian Union Court of Accounts and President of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), Farid Belhaj, WB Vice-President for North Africa and the Middle East, and Jesko Hentschel, WB Country Director in Morocco.
The aim of the event was to initiate an exchange of experience on emerging issues relating to the contribution of supreme audit institutions to strengthening the system of transparency and good governance in the public sector. Indeed, supreme audit institutions remain among the actors who play an efficient role in improving public performance and building efficient, transparent and accountable institutions.
Discussions at the event focused primarily on the following three topics:
1-Institutional partnerships for strengthening transparency and public integrity;
2-SAI audit strategies for strengthening transparency and public integrity;
3-Digital transformation to consolidate transparency, integrity and good governance.
The holding of this meeting in the Kingdom of Morocco underlines the country’s confidence and reliability in the field of supreme audit, particularly in aspects linked to mechanisms for implementing the principle of correlation between responsibility and accountability, and reflects Morocco’s growing interest in strengthening and protecting the principles and values of good governance, transparency and accountability.