Association of Supreme Audit Institutions of the ASEAN States (ASEANSAI)
For many years, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of ASEAN member states have been involved in activities offered by INTOSAI and ASOSAI in building institutional framework and strengthening capacity of SAIs. However, with the growing demands which SAIs of ASEAN member states are called to fulfil, they feel the need to have a forum which focuses to promote technical cooperation in public sector audit, inter alia, exchange of information, best practices and lessons learned while addressing common problems faced within the ASEAN region. Due to this need, the ten SAIs of ASEAN member states decided to set up a new organization named the ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI).
ASEANSAI is expected to encourage and promote good governance within the ASEAN region. Thus, ASEANSAI will focus on capacity development for SAIs of ASEAN member states and technical cooperations dealing with important and common audit issues in the ASEAN region.
The establishment of ASEANSAI is in line with the commitment of ASEAN member states to establish an ASEAN Community by 2015 with the principle of good governance as stated in the Preamble of the ASEAN Charter. In achieving this goal, a closer and more enhanced cooperation among SAIs of ASEAN member states is required. Therefore, ASEANSAI will also contribute positively and constructively as ASEAN’s independent partner in relation to the enhancement of good governance to have a better government.See more