African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter 
Attracting the readers’ interestThe main audience for our value for money (VFM) reports – Members of Parliament, the media are busy people. If they are to read our reports we have to say something interesting – procedures or systems although important do not normally spark interest unless they have gone seriously wrong. What readers want to know is – what was achieved, what was the outcome, could it be achieved more cheaply, why did things go wrong, what could be done better.