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Effective Institutions Platform Supreme Audit Institutions and Stakeholder Engagement Practices: A Stocktaking Report

Beneficiary level: Global
Project status: Completed
INTOSAI region(s): No region
Duration from: 2013-02-01
Duration to: 2014-09-01

The report is based on analysis of 32 SAIs, with the sample cutting across different regions and income levels and covering a wide range of political contexts as well as a diverse range of engagement instruments and tools. The goal of the project is to provide SAIs, policy makers and other public management practitioners with a clear and comprehensive synthesis and analysis of progress to date in the approaches SAIs use to engage with citizens and other external stakeholders; the project aims to help understand SAI engagement approaches and instruments. The research shows that: (1) the model of SAI could be related to the form and venue where participation takes place; (2) political culture and tradition of social accountability may condition the legitimacy and acknowledgment of the need to engage stakeholders and citizens’ willingness to cooperate with SAIs; (3) SAIs with more autonomy and capacity are more likely to adopt and implement transparency and participation mechanisms, while SAIs with less capacity may have more incentives to do so; (4) strong commitment by SAIs authorities will likely strengthen engagement but also creates institutionalization challenges; (5) the incentives, willingness and relative capacity of other actors can also influence the adoption and results of engagement practices; (6) the quality of linkages with other accountability institutions often dictate the forms of SAIs engagement and with which actors; (7) donors and SAI organizations can promote specific forms of engagement through knowledge sharing and technical support.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Zambia
How the project was initiated
SAI Capacity Development Fund (SAI CDF)
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Nurina Widagdo, UNDP EIP Representative,
Source of funding
IDI basket funds
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Implementing agency(s)
OECD Development Cooperation Directorate and Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, INTOSAI-IDI
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Lisa Williams, head of EIP secretariat,
Type of support
Part of broader PFM reform programme
Support modality
Support categories covered
External Stakeholder Relations
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
Any other information