The Bundesrechnungshof examines federal financial management. Many people wrongly believe that the Bundesrechnungshof, being Germany’s Supreme Audit Institution, has supervisory powers over the regional audit institutions. This is definetly not the case. These following pages provide information on the cooperation between the Bundesrechnungshof and its counterparts in Germany’s constituent states.
Here you will also find information about international cooperation. What is the European Court of Auditors? What international organisations exist in the field of external government audit? And what international tasks are performed by the Bundesrechnungshof?
International mandate: German SAI to audit the World Food Programme
On 1 July 2022, the German SAI assumed the mandate to audit the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The six-year term of the mandate starts at a time when the WFP faces a special challenge.