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1 INTOSAI Key challenges to Supreme Audit Institutions as regards the EU- Lisbon Process Ulrike MANDL, ACA The 3rd OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life Busan, Korea October 2009

2 INTOSAI Folie 1 OVERVIEW I. The Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs II. Structural Indicators as Key National Indicators III. Role and Key Challenges of SAI

3 INTOSAI Folie 2 I.The Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs In 2000, Heads of States and Governments launched the Lisbon Strategy Benchmarking as means of improving the implementation record of structural reforms increased

4 INTOSAI Folie 3 II.Structural Indicators as Key National Indicators Structural Indicators Instrument to align the national policies with the overall EU goals Indicators should help to communicate complex issues and highlight interlinkages and trade-offs Peer pressure and mutual learning through information sharing among the policy makers at national level should be achieved.

5 INTOSAI Folie 4 II.Structural Indicators as Key National Indicators GDP per capita in PPS Labour productivity per person employed Innovation and Research Youth education attainment level by gender Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) Comparative price levels Business investment Employment rate by gender Employment rate of older workers by gender At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers by gender Long-term unemployment rate by gender Dispersion of regional employment rates by gender Greenhouse gas emissions Energy intensity of the economyVolume of freight transport relative to GDP

6 INTOSAI Folie 5 III.Role and Key Challenges of SAI Challenges SAI`s Involvment vs SAI`s independence Data availability Data comparability Measurement problems

7 INTOSAI Folie 6 III.Role and Key Challenges of SAI Role of SAI 1. SAI could provide information to contribute to Lisbon-type structural reforms –Provide information on gains and costs of reforms –Outline opportunity costs of no-policy-change –Identify cost drivers

8 INTOSAI Folie 7 Role and Key Challenges of SAI Ex. Pension Reform in Austria - Highlighting opportinity costs!

9 INTOSAI Folie 8 III.Role and Key Challenges of SAI Role of SAI 2. SAI could provide context information as regards key national indicators –Evaluate country specifics (social system, public transfers, etc.) to ease the design of indicators –Provide additional performance information to support decision making on KNI

10 INTOSAI Folie 9 Conclusion SAI could mobilise its own instruments to contibute to the needed information to trigger structural reforms. SAI could help to overcome data and measurement problems as audits could deliver the missing link of information needed to rely on KNI.

11 INTOSAI Folie 10 Thank you very much for your Attention!

12 INTOSAI Folie 11 Background Information

13 INTOSAI Folie 12 II.Structural Indicators as Key National Indicators 24 Integrated Guidelines Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPGs) and Emplyment Guidelines Macroeconomic guidelines (1) To secure economic stability. (2) To safeguard economic and fiscal sustainability. (3) To promote a growth- and employment-orientated and efficient allocation of resources. (4) To secure economic stability for sustainable growth. (5) To ensure that wage developments contribute to macroeconomic stability and growth. (6) To contribute to a dynamic and well-functioning EMU.

14 INTOSAI Folie 13 II.Structural Indicators as Key National Indicators 24 Integrated Guidelines Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPGs) and Emplyment Guidelines Microeconomic guidelines (7) To increase and improve investment in R & D, in particular by private business. (8) To facilitate all forms of innovation. (9) To facilitate the spread and effective use of ICT and build a fully inclusive information society. (10) To strengthen the competitive advantages of its industrial base. (11) To encourage the sustainable use of resources and strengthen the synergies between environmental protection and growth. (12) To extend and deepen the internal market. (13) To ensure open and competitive markets inside and outside Europe and to reap the benefits of globalisation. (14) To create a more competitive business environment and encourage private initiative through better regulation. (15) To promote a more entrepreneurial culture and create a supportive environment for SMEs. (16) To expand, improve and link up European infrastructure and complete priority cross-border projects.

15 INTOSAI Folie 14 II.Structural Indicators as Key National Indicators 24 Integrated Guidelines Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPGs) and Emplyment Guidelines Employment guidelines (17) Implement employment policies aiming at achieving full employment, improving quality and productivity at work, and strengthening social and territorial cohesion. (18) Promote a life-cycle approach to work. (19) Ensure inclusive labour markets, enhance work attractiveness, and make work pay for job-seekers, including disadvantaged people, and the inactive. (20) Improve matching of labour market needs. (21) Promote flexibility combined with employment security and reduce labour market segmentation, having due regard to the role of the social partners. (22) Ensure employment-friendly labour cost developments and wage-setting mechanisms. (23) Expand and improve investment in human capital. (24) Adapt education and training systems in response to new competence requirements.

16 INTOSAI Folie 15 Organisation Chart

17 INTOSAI Folie 16 4 Goals Strategic Plan of INTOSAI Goal 1: Accountability and Professional Standards Goal 2: Institutional Capacity Building Goal 3:Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services Goal 4:Model International Organisation

18 INTOSAI Folie 17 Goal 3 TF Financial Crisis – USA

19 INTOSAI Folie Websites


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