INTOSAI meets in Paro, Bhutan

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Location map for Bhutan

The Standing Committee on IT (Information Technology) Auditing of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions is meeting for the fourteenth time in Paro, Bhutan. On Wednesday the 27th, Bhutanese Foreign Minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk opened the conference, voicing support for the Bhutanese Auditing agency: "The Royal Government, have always considered the Royal Audit Authority of Bhutan as an important body towards promoting a corruption free government and a proper utilization of our resources."

Fifty auditors from 21 countries including Bhutan, India, China, the UK and Brazil are meeting for the conference. Part of the goal of the session is to share auditing experiences, and help each other understand how computers affect auditing. Specific strategies on auditing e-governance, the use of IT technology, and using a computerized auditing system will be discussed.