Poland to audit OECD

The mandate was passed to the President of NIK by the President of Cour des comptes Didier Migaud. NIK was selected in course of an international procedure.

Polish auditors will first review financial aspects of OECD - they will check whether contributions of its member countries are used in an efficient and effective way. The audit encompasses financial statements, pension fund and budget execution. NIK will also conduct two performance audits, whereby Poles will chose subjects to be audited, for instance expenditure for expert works and implementation of the recommended solutions.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development with seat in Paris was founded in 1961. It currently associates 36 states. Poland joined the Organisation in 1996. OECD countries are leading on the international financial market, with regard to capital circulation, foreign investments, services, as well as modern technologies, innovation and research.

Taking into account the activity scope and impact of OECD, its external audit is linked with great prestige but also responsibility. OECD prepares market and economy codes, drafts guidelines, resolutions and declarations which impact the policies of its member states, and provides assistance to the poorest countries. Therefore its impact is not only limited to the member countries themselves, but concerns in total around 100 states. OECD has over 250 committees and working groups, with almost 40 thousand experts worldwide.

President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and Premier President of Cour des comptes, Didier Migaud

President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and Premier President of Cour des comptes, Didier Migaud

- OECD fosters economic development and protection of personal freedom, and strives to improve life quality. - stressed Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and added that it is a great honour for the Supreme Audit Office to have been appointed external auditor of the Organisation, which confirms a strong position of NIK at the international scene.

NIK will conduct external audit of OECD for four years. If both institutions are satisfied with the cooperation, there is a possibility to prolong the mandate for two following years.

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