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Better Integrating Root Cause Analysis into Legislative Performance Auditing: A Discussion Paper

Better Integrating Root Cause Analysis into Legislative Performance Auditing:  A Discussion PaperRoot cause analysis is an approach to understanding why something happened or how a situation developed. For legislative performance auditors, systematic and structured analysis of the underlying causes of observed deficiencies can help support recommendations that lead to lasting solutions.

This Discussion Paper provides tailored, simple tools and methodology to help auditors and audit offices that wish to undertake root cause analysis. It addresses when and how root cause analysis can be carried out.

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Here is what people are saying:

"Root cause analysis will help us craft more insightful recommendations."
  
Neil Maxwell, Assistant Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General Canada

"Our new performance audit methodology emphasizes the importance of addressing the underlying causal factors that explain observed deficiencies as well as the impact of those deficiencies"
  
Sheila Dodds, Assistant Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

"Applying root cause analysis helped us to affirm and strengthen our findings and the importance of considering root cause in all phases of an audit"
  
Terry Spicer, Assistant Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia