Public sector auditing in Fiji: tracing its development and expansion

Nirmala Nath, Karen van Peursem, Alan D. Lowe

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This paper examines the processes of public sector auditing, and its influence in Fiji over the period 1874-2003. Analyses of historical documents indicate that there were four major themes that influenced expansion of traditional auditing into performance auditing. This paper examines these. It also provides insights into the development of accountability practices as a result of changes in the Auditor-General's role. Conclusions drawn from the analysis indicate that traditional public sector auditing in Fiji expanded in accountability terms, possibly driven by public pressure through the media and elected representatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-45
Number of pages31
JournalFijian Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • public sector
  • auditing
  • Fiji
  • traditional auditing
  • performance auditing
  • accountability practices
  • traditional public sector auditing
  • public pressure
  • media
  • elected representatives


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