International Journal of Government Auditing – Spring 2016
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The IDI Board met in Oslo on March 10, 2016 for its first meeting of the year. The Board approved the 2015 Annual Performance and Accountability Report detailing the performance of the IDI during 2015. During the year, the IDI delivered sixteen capacity development program across the INTOSAI regions in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. 1106 participants from 145 SAIs took part in the program. The Boardís Annual Report and IDI Financial Statements for 2015 were also approved. The Board also deliberated on other issues including the IDI Corporate Risk Register, the Program plan for the third phase of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation, post 2016 administration of SAI PMF and implementation of the recommendations from the IDI Governance Review. As part of the follow up on the IDI Governance Review, the composition and revised statutes of the IDI Board and the revised Rules of Procedure of the Board were discussed. Ms. Francine Giskes, Vice President of the Netherlands Court of Audit was appointed as a new Board Member in place of the outgoing member Mr. Arno Visser, President of the Netherlands Court of Audit through March 2017. The terms of Mr. Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada and Ms. Mildred Chiri, Auditor General of Zimbabwe were also extended for one year to December 2016 pending the reorganization of the Board in accordance with the of the IDI Governance Review.
The INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee Leadership teleconference was held on January 20, 2016. The progress of development of the Program Document for the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation was reviewed. The post 2016 strategy for SAI PMF was also deliberated. The leadership, and CBC as observers, expressed their support for the approach involving establishing a SAI PMF function within the IDI. This would be further discussed and decided on at the March IDI Board meeting.
At the iCAT review meeting held in the Dominican Republic from December 7-11, 2015, 26 iCATs from 11 SAIs were reviewed by experts and regional resource persons. The SAIs are now in the process of modifying their iCATs and formulating ISSAI implementation strategies.
The draft iCATs developed by the SAI Somalia teams were reviewed from February 1-5, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A team of resource persons from the SAIs of Namibia, Uganda and the IDI reviewed the iCATs in Compliance and Financial Audits. Discussions were also held on the development of the Study Design Matrix for the first Performance Audit being undertaken by the SAI of Somalia.
The SAI PMF version 3.1 was tested in the Cook Islands Audit Office, and the Audit Service of Sierra Leone. Both assessments were repeat assessments. The assessment teams consisted of members from the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat, a staff member from PASAI and a staff member from SAI, Sierra Leone.
The IDI engaged with its stakeholders by participating in several meetings organized by its stakeholders.
The IDI attended the 50th ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand on February 15-16, 2016. The IDI-ASOSAI cooperation during 2015 and the plans for 2016-2018 were showcased during this meeting. On the sidelines of the Governing Board, the IDI also participated in the ASOSAI Capacity Development Committee Meeting. A tripartite meeting was also held between the IDI, the ASOSAI Secretariat/SAI of Korea; and the ASOSAI Training Administrator/SAI of Japan on facilitation of capacity development support for ASOSAI region by the IDI. The IDI also met with the ASOSAI Task Force for Strategic Planning to discuss implementation of the new ASOSAI Strategic Plan and development of Performance Measurement Indicators for the strategic plan.
As part of the centenary celebrations of SAI of Thailand at the International Symposium on National Integrity System on February 18-19, the IDI participated in the discussions along with several other organizations.
The IDI attended the INTOSAI Financial Audit Sub Committee Meeting in Abu Dhabi from February 24-25, 2016. The IDI presented its current initiatives, 3i Phase II Program, updating of the Financiaand the focus on cooperative audit and SAI level support for implementation of ISSAIs.
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