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Green Hat: Innovation Exchange Series: SAIs and Data Analytics

12 June 2019

The Green Hat series of workshops provide a common platform for knowledge sharing among SAI experts.

IDI organised a Green Hat event on 'SAIs and Data Analytics' under its Innovation Exchange series in Malta from the 6th to 8th of May 2019. The event aimed to provide a common platform for knowledge sharing and learning on Data Analytics among the SAI auditors.

Fifty-one participants from 29 SAIs of AFROSAI-E, OLACEFS, EUROSAI, and ASOSAI attended the event (with IDI providing simultaneous interpretation in French, Arabic, and Spanish). The participants demonstrated various Data Analytics tools they are using in their respective SAIs and innovative practices in conducting compliance, financial, and performance audits. The groups discussed the shift from the concept of IT audit to the use of DA in the audit process, the recent technological developments in the field, and the challenges in introducing DA in the SAIs. The SAIs expressed the need for continuing the discussion on the DA among the community to benefit from each other.

Special thanks to  SAI Malta and the resource team.