IDI/Strategy, Performance Measurement and reporting Programme 2016-2018
The IDI launched its strategic planning programme in 2006, to support SAIs in developing their strategic plans. Subsequently this programme was enlarged to include comprehensive needs assessment guidance. Under this programme the IDI developed a strategic planning handbook, needs assessment guidance and supported a large number of SAIs in INTOSAI regions in developing their strategic plans following a broad based approach. With the introduction of the ISSAI framework in 2010, the criteria and requirements for a well functioning SAI were clearly articulated. The IDI used this framework to develop its SAI Capacity Development Framework. The IDI provided support for ISSAI Implementation based on this framework and developed detailed ISSAI compliance assessment tools to help SAIs map their current practices to ISSAI requirements. The INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation Secretariat, located within the IDI, also coordinates efforts to develop a SAI PMF. In the meanwhile there has been increasing emphasis in the IDI and INTOSAI community on measuring performance and reporting on performance. The IDI realised the need to align its various guidance documents and tools developed over a period of time and integrate these into a comprehensive strategic management process. It was also time to revise the strategic planning guidance and augment different sections of the guidance. The Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting programme was launched in 2015 to take care of the above mentioned needs. The main objective of the programme is ‘strategically managed SAIs and INTOSAI regions leading to higher performance’ .
The programme will include alignment of IDI and INTOSAI global public goods i.e. mainly the two frameworks, iCATs and SAI PMF, a revised needs assessment model based on SAI PMF and iCATs, a revised SP model based on a platform approach to strategic planning. The IDI also plans to provide more guidance on performance measurement and reporting on performance. The guidance will address not only SAIs but INTOSAI regions as well. The IDI Strategic Planning Handbook is planned to be finalised in 2016. Thereafter the IDI will provide support in strategic planning, performance measurement and reporting to SAI and INTOSAI regions on the basis of requests received. The IDI has in 2015 provided such support to ASOSAI region and SAI Liberia. In the INTOSAI regions workshop on strategy, performance measurement and reporting held in 2015 in Oslo, all INTOSAI regions indicated a need for such support from the IDI. The exact nature of such support will be determined in dialogue with the regions. This programme will also be linked to 3i Phase II, as support for ISSAI implementation starts with the development of a strategy. Like support for ISSAI implementation, support for strategic management for SAIs and regions is also expected to be a continuing workstream in the support provided by the IDI to SAIs and INTOSAI regions.