In the organization of the Supreme Audit Office of the Republika Srpska public sector and the international organization UN Women, the fourth regional meeting of supreme audit institutions from the region, which are conducting a parallel performance audit in the field of gender equality, was held in Banja Luka, 14.09.2023.
The audit teams presented the preliminary findings of the audit, and the next steps were agreed upon regarding the upcoming meeting that should be held in Belgrade at the beginning of December, when the reporting phase will be on the agenda.
Supreme audit institutions from BiH, Serbia, and Montenegro on 24.02.2023. in Belgrade, signed the Agreement on the implementation of a parallel performance audit as part of Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Gender Equality. The agreement was signed between the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Srpska public sector, the Office for the Audit of Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Office for the Audit of Institutions in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the State Audit Institution of Serbia and the State Audit Institution of Montenegro.
By the signed Agreement, the Supreme Audit Institutions are conducting a parallel performance audit of the job title “Achieving Gender Equality” in 2023 and will publish their reports upon completion of the audit. The subject performance audit will be conducted by its legislation and relevant guidelines of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
A parallel audit is carried out with the technical support of UN Women, within the regional program “Transformative financing for gender equality – towards more transparent, inclusive and responsible governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024) funded by Sweden, while the State Audit Institution of the Republic of Serbia has the role of coordinator between the signatories of the Agreement.