Kazakhstan proposed to introduce social auditing at the ninth ECOSAI Assembly. According to experts, this approach will show how effective programs and national projects are, and what benefits they bring to the country’s citizens as a whole. The social audit will demonstrate how effective government agencies are in using digital systems.
“We are accustomed to the fact that the audit is aimed at checking the use of money and resources. The social audit implies an auditee as a person. We suggest that the process will include several criteria of how satisfied a person is with the standard of living, with his or her income, healthcare and education,” said Natalya Godunova, Chairperson of the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the National Budget.
11 member countries of the ECOSAI, which is the Economic Cooperation Organization Supreme Audit Institutions, are currently considering the introduction of the social audit. Kazakhstan has chaired it for the past three years.