Poland – Indonesia: partnership and cooperation

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. Its capital – Jakarta, with population of more than 30 million people, is the world’s second largest agglomeration. Both the vast area, ethnical diversity and geographical location (17 thousand islands, three time-zones) pose a challenge for the state audit. Therefore BPK, with more than 6 thousand employees, strives for highest effectiveness and constant improvement.

Ambassador of Indonesia to Poland, Peter F. Gontha, President of NIK Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia, Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara

NIK shares this approach with BPK. Both offices have closely cooperated since 2008, when an agreement on the exchange of methodological knowledge and mutual improvement was signed. Five expert seminars were organized since then, concerning, among others, money laundering, fight with corruption, ethics code of state auditors and communication policy. In 2013 NIK was selected by the Indonesian Parliament to conduct the peer review at BPK. In 2014 President Krzysztof Kwiatkowski presented the final report and BPK started to implement the recommendations.

The seminar in Warsaw and Cracow was attended by the Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia, Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara with delegation, and Ambassador of Indonesia to Poland, Peter F. Gontha. – I am proud of the cooperation between both SAIs, which also positively impacts the relations of our countries – said the Indonesian Ambassador.

Meeting with Indonesian delegation

At the seminar Polish and Indonesian auditors discussed, among others, finances of local governments and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. NIK and BPK shared knowledge and good practices on how to prevent defraudation of public money. Representatives of the SAIs also discussed the monitoring of the UN 2030 Agenda, which will stimulate the activity of governments in areas of key meaning for the state and its citizens for the next 15 years. The Indonesian colleagues presented the methodology prepared for this purpose – ADKAR.

Indonesian delegation in NIK

NIK and BPK also cooperate within INTOSAI. NIK represents Europe in its Governing Board. BPK is a member of six working groups, also participated by NIK, namely:

  • Working Group on Environmental Auditing – WGEA (chaired by BPK)
  • Working Group on IT – WGITA
  • Working Group on the Fight Against Corruption and Money Laundering – WGFACML
  • Working Group on Key National Indicators –  WGKNI
  • Working Group on Financial Modernization and Regulatory Reform – WGFMRR.
  • ISSAI 30 Review Team (NIK chaired its works in 2014-2016).

The cooperation of NIK and BPK is mutually beneficial and positively impacts the state audit in both countries. Therefore, the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia is one of the most important non-European partners of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland.

NIK is among four European SAIs that audit the preparedness to the implementation of the UN goals. Such an audit is also conducted by BPK.

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Date of creation:
15 May 2018 16:05
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18 April 2018 15:54
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Andrzej Gaładyk
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Flag of Indonesia, emblem of  Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia, Ambassador of Indonesia to Poland, Peter F. Gontha, President of NIK Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia, Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara

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