Changes in the Management of the Swedish National Audit Office
After assessing the management of the Swedish National Audit Office (NAO), the Riksdag has concluded that the system previously employed, consisting of three Auditors General, should be abolished. Instead the Swedish NAO is now led by one Auditor General, assisted by a Deputy Auditor General with the main objective being to strengthen the management of the NAO and to clarify the responsibilities for the operations of the Swedish NAO.
International discussion on audit of donor funds by Supreme Audit Institutions
This week, the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee, vice-chaired by the Swedish National Audit Office, invited international development actors and supreme audit institutions (SAIs) to webinars on audit of donor funds by SAIs.
Extensive inefficiency at some prisons
The latest audit by the Swedish National Audit Office shows that many of the prisons run by the Swedish Prison and Probation Service do not use their resources efficiently and effectively. Small prisons and worn and outdated premises provide some explanation. Since the Swedish Prison and Probation Service does not collect necessary data, this has gone undetected for many years.
Measures required to improve governance of subject teacher education programmes
Programmes for the education of teachers at the upper levels of compulsory school and upper secondary schools have long been criticised for their poor quality. The Swedish NAO audit shows that better governance with clearer division of responsibility, more effective coordination and greater student influence would counter these shortcomings.