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14/11/2019   Final stage of peer review of the National Audit Office of Lithuania at the European Court of Auditors

On 13-14 November at the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Luxembourg the Auditor General Arūnas Dulkys is meeting with expert team who have conducted peer review of the National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL) to discuss peer review findings and recommendations.
 
Along 2019, the expert team lead by the Secretary General of the ECA, Eduardo Ruiz Garcia, have carried out a Peer Review of the NAOL. This exercise determines to what extent the NAOL activities and audits comply with standards of supreme audit institutions and best practices as well as examines the efficiency of the audit quality assurance system in place at the NAOL. The expert team was formed by auditors from the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the National Audit Office (NAO) of the UK, and the National Audit Office of Poland (NIK).

Peer reviews help the supreme audit institutions ensure that their audits are of high quality, professional, and meet international best practices. The peer recommendations contribute to the progress of institutional activities and audit process.

“This peer review is an important step not only towards the development of public audit, but also towards the strengthening of the NAOL independence; it is also a guarantee of institution’s stability and impartiality. At the meeting with the ECA President, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, we agreed that the importance of the NAOL Peer Review will be highlighted, and the best practice of this exercise shared at the next meeting of the Heads of the EU Supreme Audit Institutions at the ECA in Luxembourg”, said the Auditor General Arūnas Dulkys.

During this visit, the Auditor General also met with the Lithuanian Member of the ECA Rimantas Šadžius.

An official presentation of the final report of the NAOL peer review is planned for early December. It is already the fourth voluntary peer review of the NAOL.

 

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