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IDI/Well-governed SAIs Workstream

Beneficiary level: Global
Project status: Ongoing
Duration from: 2019-01-01
Duration to: 2023-12-31
Total budget (US Dollar): $15465406

The rationale for the Well-Governed SAIs work stream is that SAIs should lead by example and ensure good governance in all their operations, thereby acting as model institutions for government and public-sector entities with respect to the accountability, transparency, and integrity of their operations. This is a key tenet of ISSAI 12: The Value and Benefits of Supreme Audit Institutions – making a difference to the lives of citizens. Good governance of a SAI is also fundamental to ensuring SAI credibility and delivering high-quality audits leading to impact for citizens. It requires planning, monitoring, assessing and managing SAI performance; adhering to ethical standards; promoting a culture of integrity; leading organisational change; communicating and engaging with stakeholders; and building strong partnerships.
The 2017 IDI Global Stocktaking report shows that while almost all SAIs have a strategic plan, there are substantial opportunities for improving their quality. INTOSAI’s endorsement of the SAI PMF in 2016 provides a sound basis for strengthening and monitoring these strategic plans, and for measuring the resulting changes in SAI performance and capacity over time, at the global, regional and SAI level. The Stocktaking also revealed significant areas for improvement relating to implementing SAI’s Ethical Codes, and SAIs enhancing communication and engagement with stakeholders.
For the Well-Governed SAI work stream there are initiatives like SAI Engaging with Stakeholders (SES), SAI Fighting Corruption (SFC), Strategy Performance Measurement and Reporting (SPMR), and SAI PMF where IDI has committed to an implementation plans both with SAIs participating in the programmes and development partners for funding. The transition into an integrated work stream will therefore need to be aligned to the commitments already made with partners. Since 2019, IDI seeks to establish synergies between the initiatives particularly for SAI participating in more than one of the initiatives.

  •  SAI Engaging with Stakeholders SES initiative: The effectiveness with which SAIs fulfil their role of holding government to account for the use of public resources not only depends on the quality of their work, but also on how well they are working in partnership with the accountability functions of the legislature as well as the executive arm of government in making use of audit findings and enacting change. This can also be enhanced through sustained interaction with other stakeholders such as the media, civil society organisations and citizens.
  • SAI Fighting Corruption (SFC) Initiative:IDI SAI Fighting Corruption Initiative provides capacity development for SAIs in enhancing their contribution to the fight against corruption.
  • SPMR Initiative: The Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting Initiative (SPMR) is an IDI initiative aimed at supporting SAIs to better plan, monitor and manage their performance throughout an entire strategic management cycle, through the implementation of a sound strategic and operational planning process, as well as the establishment of an effective monitoring and reporting framework.
  • SAI PMF Initiative: SAI PMF is the INTOSAI framework for performance measurement of SAIs. IDI will support SAI PMF by implementing the INTOSAI SAI PMF implementation strategy and by integrating SAI PMF assessment as a key part of the SPMR initiative.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • European Court of Auditors
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Holy See / Vatican City State
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts-Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
How the project was initiated
Initiative of the provider of support
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Source of funding
Government of Canada, IDI basket funds, Switzerland State Security for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Other Source of funding
SAI Qatar
Contact person: Provider of support
Implementing agency(s)
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Mr. Ola Hoem, IDI,
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Monetary - Grant
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity, External Stakeholder Relations
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Any other information