IDI Update

International Journal of Government Auditing – January 2005

Increasing the Pool of Regional Training Specialists in OLACEFS and CREFIAF

To encourage the participation of the most suitable candidates from SAIs, Participant Orientation and Skills Assessment Workshops were held in OLACEFS (Peru, September 2004) and CREFIAF, French-speaking Africa (Gabon, November 2004). Both regions have established a need to increase the number of training specialists that can be called upon for regional training activities. The selected participants will take part in comprehensive 7-week Course Design and Instructional Techniques Workshops, funded by the IDI, during 2005.

Environmental Auditing in OLACEFS

OLACEFS delivered its first 2-week Environmental Auditing Workshop in Colombia in November 2004. The workshop was based on updated course materials from the program jointly developed by IDI and the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing during 2002-2004. A second workshop is scheduled for the first half of 2005.

Survey of SAIs in Developing Countries

From July through October 2004, IDI surveyed SAIs in developing countries to better understand their training and capacity-building needs in four subjects: environmental auditing; public debt auditing; information technology auditing; and the audit of privatization, economic regulation, and public/private partnerships. The results of the survey will be shared with the respective INTOSAI standing committees and working groups and joint programs may be developed to meet defined needs over the next 2 years.

Attendance at Regional Training Committee Meetings

IDI has been represented at the regional training committee meetings of ASOSAI, EUROSAI, and OLACEFS. It will be contributing to the development of training and capacity-building plans and activities in those three regions over the coming months.

Contacting IDI

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