Asian Journal of Government Audit

October 2017


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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to bring out the fourth issue of ASOSAI e-journal (October, 2017). The theme of the current issue is “Role of SAIs in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals”. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted under 2030 Agenda comprise 17 goals and 169 agreed targets which commit to a development journey that leave no one out. Effective follow-up and review is critical for the achievement of SDGs. As external oversight agencies, SAIs are uniquely placed to provide independent, reliable and objective feedback on the progress made by executive in implementing SDGs. The importance of SAIs and their pivotal role are also well recognized by UN General Assembly resolutions. SAIs of India, Japan and Pakistan have contributed articles on the theme and have shared their experiences in assessing the preparedness of their respective Countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We hope that the articles in this issue will give some useful insights to our readers.

We are thankful to Dr. Madinah Binti Mohamad, Auditor General of Malaysia and the Chairperson of ASOSAI, Mr. HWANG Chan-hyun, Chairman of Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea and Secretary General of ASOSAI for their regular columns. We thank all other SAIs who have contributed material for this issue.

We look forward to the continued support of our esteemed readers and their feedback to improve the quality of journal. You could contact us at and

I also take this opportunity to invite all the members to contribute articles for the next issue which will be on the theme “Audit of Exploitation of Natural Resources“.