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Cooperating for results: developing INTOSAI guidelines to audit disaster-related aid

Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia at the 6th Meeting of the Working Group for the Audit and Accountability for Disaster Aid, 2011. Source: U.S. GAO.

Starting point: tracking aid given in response to the 2004 tsunami

U.S. GAO committed to cooperation

Key ingredients for getting to results

Zooming in on two of the six outputs

  • financial audits of the emergency response after the earthquake in Pisco, Peru, and the recovery and reconstruction after the Wenchuan earthquake in China; and
  • performance audits of recovery and reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the European Commission response after the South East Asia tsunami, and after hurricane Katrina in the US.

Outcomes enhancing accountability



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