The OLACEFS Working Group Specialized in the Fight against Transnational Corruption (GTCT), headed by the Comptroller General of the State (CGE) of the Republic of Ecuador, and the German Cooperation, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, invite you to the opening ceremony of the Workshop for Planning and Training of the Coordinated Audit on Socioeconomic Aid Programs that the countries have implemented within the framework of COVID-19, which will take place virtually on Monday, May 10 at 09:00 am in Ecuador (GMT-5h). The event will be held through the Zoom platform and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

The workshop will be carried out virtually from May 10 to 14, and will have two purposes: (1) to reinforce the knowledge associated with the audited subject matter of the auditors who are members of the audit teams of the participating SAIs, and (2) to discuss, consolidate and approve the planning matrix that will guide them during the coordinated audit execution process. At the end of the workshop, it is expected that the participants will have a comprehensive vision of the preparation and management of the States regarding socio-economic aid programs to alleviate the effects of confinement due to the pandemic.

The opening remarks of the workshop will be given by Dr. Valentina Zárate, Comptroller General of the Republic of Ecuador (S) and President of the GTCT. It will also feature the presentation of Cristina Ritter, Legal Advisor of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (UNODC); Erwin Ramírez, Director of the regional Project for Strengthening External Control in the Environmental Area of GIZ; Daniela Santana Silva, Coordinator of the Presidency of the Working Group on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination (GTG) of OLACEFS, among other authorities and representatives.

This initiative is of utmost importance for OLACEFS and the German Cooperation since it will allow the 10 participating SAIs (Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay) to examine, from a performance audit approach, the efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the execution of socio-economic aid programs, as well as revealing whether those programs have reduced the vulnerability of States in complying with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly in reducing poverty and corruption with a gender perspective.

For more information on the coordinated audit, visit the website