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From Awareness-Raising to Concrete Action: IDI’s Initiatives to Support SAI Independence

We all know the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating and—the word of the year—unprecedented. Faced with the urgent need to be more agile, flexible, and transparent, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) across regions have had to rethink the timing, visibility, and scope of their audit work. This situation has complicated an already complex matter...

OLACEFS & IDI Host Workshop on Sustainable Purchases
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OLACEFS & IDI Host Workshop on Sustainable Purchases

The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions Development Initiative (IDI) launched a cooperative audit on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation. Costa Rica's Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) will be the lead coordinator. At the beginning of March...

INTOSAI Development Initiative Puts Gender Equality Center Stage
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INTOSAI Development Initiative Puts Gender Equality Center Stage

2020 is a big year for gender equality. Governments, civil society and the private sector are preparing for a series of high-level events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, where governments worldwide pledged to advance equality, development and peace for all women everywhere. Many commitments have been incorporated into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

Independent Reviews Vital to Quality, Credibility
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Independent Reviews Vital to Quality, Credibility

Quality management is vital to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs)—in audit work, as well as performance reports. Over the past few years, we have made great strides in increasing performance reporting efforts through the SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF). By incorporating International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs)...

Growing SAI Young Leaders: The IDI Story
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Growing SAI Young Leaders: The IDI Story

When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, he tended his garden and spoke of throwing seeds on the ground, watering them and watching them grow. Similarly, the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) has observed and nurtured young leaders from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) worldwide through the SAI Young Leader (SYL) initiative. As these future leaders take the journey from seedling to blossoming tree, the SYL initiative, now in its second iteration...

OLACEFS, IDI Host Coordinated Audit Conference on SDG5
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OLACEFS, IDI Host Coordinated Audit Conference on SDG5

The Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), with support from the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI), hosted a conference for the Coordinated Audit on SDG 5: Gender Equality. Participants in the April 2018 event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, included...