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External Audits Promote Budget Credibility

June 16, 2022
9:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Virtual Event


International Budget Partnership held an online seminar in June of 2022 focusing on how Supreme Audit Institutions address and assess budget credibility.

Opening remarks: Adil Ababou, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Presentation of the results of the SAI survey of audit practices relevant to budget credibility: Aránzazu Guillán Montero, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPIDG UNDESA

SAI experiences and reflections: Aurich Champagnie, Principal Auditor/Senior Economist, SAI Jamaica and Parishka Mistry, Deputy Business Unit Leader: Technical Audit Support, SAI South Africa

Moderation|Closing: Claire Schouten, IBP


Aranzazu Guillan Montero

Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Ms. Aránzazu Guillán Montero is a Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer at the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government in the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DPIDG /UN DESA).

Before joining DESA, she was a Senior Program Advisor at U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (Norway) with a focus on mainstreaming anti-corruption into sector programs and strengthening people’s engagement in anti-corruption. Previously, she worked for the World Bank, both in operational work and capacity development, on public sector management reform, transparency, access to information and accountability in Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Europe. Aránzazu holds a PhD in Government and a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University (USA).

Claire Schouten

Senior Program Officer, Advocacy, International Budget Parnership

Claire joined the International Budget Partnership in 2014 and specializes in integrity, transparency, accountability, and participation in public resource management. She has worked with civil society, governments, business, and donors on organizational development, action learning, monitoring and evaluation, and policy guidance.  Claire has more than 12 years of experience in governance and development in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Prior to joining non-governmental organizations, Claire worked with the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Volunteers External Relations Group in Bonn and Representation Office in New York, and the Ministry of National Defence in Canada. She has a Masters degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Claire has published research on social accountability in situations of conflict and fragility, drivers of change, and budget accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and ICT for Open Contracting. Claire is fluent in English and French.

Event Resources

UNDESA Survey Results Presentation June 16 2022

pdf, 0.95 MB

Parishka Mistry SAI South Africa SAI Budget credibility event - Webinar

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Promoting Independent External Audits on Credibility of Government Budgets

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SAI budget credibility Aurich Champagnie SAI Jamaica June 16 2022

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Adil Abababou Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Remarks June 16 2022

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