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INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation Strategy 2020-2030

IDC switched from working through program document phases to giving high level strategic direction based on key common objectives.  Implementation of the strategy is a shared responsibility of the IDC partners, supported by IDI. As such the strategy incorporated into and supplemented by IDI’s annual plans and implementation arrangements.

In July 2019, the IDC Strategy 2020-2030 was approved by the Steering Committee in Tokyo. 

IDC partners use a consultative process to review and agree upon relevant implementation measures in IDI’s plans and appropriate risk assessment, while IDI coordinates appropriate efforts to raise awareness and reach out to other relevant and interested stakeholders with the aim of broadening and strengthening the partnership.

The primary source of funding is IDI’s budget allocation for working on behalf of the Cooperation, all of which is provided by members of the Cooperation. This may be supplemented by in-kind contributions from members and observers of the Cooperation. Financing, risk assessment and monitoring tools will be produced by IDI as annexes to this document.

IDC has utilised a number of strategic planning processes, from a phased approach supported by program documents to the current 2020 – 2030 strategy.

Phase 1

2010 – 2013,  activities carried out according to the MoU included …

Phase 2

IDC’s 2013-2015 Program Document sought to consolidate the successful work carried out in the first phase and to scale up its work to include new topics of prime interest to IDC.

Agreed areas of activities were INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation Management, Funding Mechanisms and Project Identification, the SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF), Knowledge Center on Support to SAIs, Strengthening the Supply of Support to SAIs, Research and Evidence, as well as Monitoring, Evaluation and Lesson Learning.

Core funding was originally provided from Austria, Ireland and Norway, and earmarked funding from the World Bank. Additionally, during 2013 Switzerland and the UK agreed to provide additional funding.

Phase 3

Agreed in February 2016, IDC’s Program Document for phase 3 was developed by a working group established at the 8th Steering Committee meeting and presented the planned scope and strategic direction of the Cooperation in 2016-2018. Defined in detail as part of annual work programs, the Program focussed on:

  1. Enhanced financial support for capacity development of SAIs in developing countries
  2. Enhanced quality of knowledge on SAI development initiatives and performance
  3. Enhanced tools and capacity development approaches
  4. Increased awareness of IDC and the needs of SAIs in developing countries
  5. Strengthened donor and INTOSAI coordination and collaboration on SAI capacity development