Parallel Audit on railway construction Zalalovo Bajansenye - Hodo Murska Sobota
Report ID: 189

The Hungarian-Slovenian railway link - between the Hungarian Zalalövő and the Slovenian Muraszombat (Murska Sobota) - was built between 1999 and 2001 as part of the V. European transit corridor.

Since the two countries adopted an agreement on co-operation when planning and realising the investment, in 2001 the Supreme Audit institutions of Slovenia and Hungary decided to carry out a parallel audit of the investment.

Both supreme audit institutions reviewed apart from regularity of planning the investment public procurement process and financing the investment, also the ecological aspect of railway construction and other impacts of the investment.

The joint report presents the activities referred to railway construction undertaken by both countries and it will show some comparable audit results (data on railway construction costs and the answer to the question: which country was more cost efficient), and present an assessment of effectiveness of the investment referred to achievement of planned objectives.


On the Results of the Parallel Audit Examining Activity of the State Institutions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Latvia in the Field of Import Regulation of Latvian Food Products into the Russian Federation
Report ID: 97

On  June 30th 2009   the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and the State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia decided to conduct a parallel audit.

The objectives of the audit were:

2.1. To determine effectiveness of international agreement documents on external trade of food products, legal enactments of the Russian Federation with respect to the State regulatory framework, importing Latvian food products into the Russian Federation and legal enactments of the Republic of Latvia with respect to the State regulatory framework on export of Latvian food products to the Russian Federation.

2.2. To clarify problematic issues within legal framework and application thereof with regard to import of Latvian food products into the Russian Federation, and to draw up proposals for improvement of legal framework.

2.3. To identify factors, which have negative impact on import of Latvian food products into the Russian Federation, and to draw up respective proposals.

Among others, a common conclusion, regarding the assessment of the Regulatory framework of the Russian Federation with regard to import of Latvian products and the activity of institutions responsible for export promotion of Latvian products to the Russian Federation, It was concluded that measures conducted in 2007-2008 overall comply with the legal framework of both countries; at the same time during the audit opportunities for improvement of cooperation were identified, in order to improve trade relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Latvia.


AFROSAI-E and IDI Cooperative Audit on Extractive Industries
Report ID: 253

Under the framework of the IDI/AFROSAI-E Cooperative Audit Project on Extractive Industries,  a series of parallel performance audits on the topic of National Content in the oil and gas sector took place between 2014 and 2015 with the participation of the SAIs of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The original purpose of the project was to help SAIs identify risk areas in the Extractive Industries area and help them formulate an audit approach that they could execute. The ultimate goal was that each SAI should complete an audit on a topic related to public sector management of the extractive industries sector. 

The SAIs  conducted a performance audit to examine, among others, the benefits in terms of increased local employment and use of local suppliers that result from the oil and gas industry. The SAIs drew a distinction between local and national, because in some countries the governments were concerned with benefit accruing to nationals, whereas others had specific aims of seeing benefits accruing to local communities affected by the oil and gas industry. 

The report outlines the methods applied by the project, the results achieved and the experiences for future projects of this type.

Joint Report - Providing safety of tourism and recreation in the mountains
Report ID: 299

In 2013 the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland (NIK) and the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (NKU SR) conducted audits concerning the execution of duties by the entities responsible for the provision of safety conditions in the mountains. The audits were carried out due to an increased probability of accidents on mountain areas and ski slopes, resulting from a growing interest in mountain tourism and skiing on the Polish, as well as on the Slovak side. Therefore, securing safety of persons present in the mountains, including a proper marking of tourist routes, system of information about weather conditions, infrastructure and organising help or rescue of accident victims or persons who are prone to the danger of life or health loss, became of significant importance. Additionally, both SAIs published openly available surveys concerning the subject of safety of tourism and recreation in the mountains on their websites, which enabled to gather the opinions of tourists on the condition of mountain routes. NIK’s audit assessed the way in which safety is provided to persons present in the mountains in touristic and recreational purposes, including the functioning of mountain rescue system and its financing, whereas NKU conducted the audit in order to verify the compliance of the activities of audited entities with the generally applied legal regulations and internal norms, with particular focus on the international cooperation. Both audits resulted in the preparation of two separate reports published by the two SAIs, which were basis for this joint report that contains a comparison of the adopted solutions and joint conclusions and recommendations. Source:

2019 Final Report Transboundary movement of waste according to Basel Convention
Report ID: 328

The European Union has incorporated the Basel Convention into the Waste Shipment Regulation. It applies automatically and uniformly in the Member States of the European Union without the need for transposition into national law. The regulation is binding to all Member States in its entirety.

Partly based on the results of the 2008 cooperative audit performed on compliance of international obligations in the management of hazardous waste across the borders of their states, the SAIs of Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine agreed to re-conduct the joint international audit.

The purpose of the international audit was to establish the facts and assess the degree of compliance with the provisions of the Basel Convention for the cross-border movement of waste between Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland.

The audit was performed as performance with compliance elements. In addition, in defining the tasks of individual bodies in terms of the relevant legislation, it was evaluated how and to what extent the individual activities were performed. The audit therefore assessed not only the legality of procedures in transboundary movements of waste but also the efficiency of the activities performed and the overall effectiveness of the management system of waste transboundary movements.