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INTOSAI – International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions ...

... is an autonomous, independent and non-political organization.

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) operates as an umbrella organization for the external government audit community. It is a non-governmental organization with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.



SAI independence in the spotlight

The issue of SAI independence and the need to recognize the repercussions created by a decline of SAIs‘ mandates and their operational autonomy is addressed in the article “Accountability is in danger if national watchdogs are compromised” published by the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) in Public Finance Focus, a platform hosted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

The article sheds a light on current cases of infringements that are…

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INTOSAI SCEI-CASt — Call for Proposals

Submitted research projects must focus on the practical work carried out by Supreme Audit Institutions. The idea is to explore and deepen knowledge in priority areas of external control and public auditing.

The call for the selection of researchers in public auditing and information based on the work of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) has been issued. The selection process will be held by the CASt (INTOSAI Centre for Advanced Studies).

The Centre operates on a think tank…

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Letter from the Chair of INTOSAI

May 2024

Strengthening the Independence of Supreme Audit Institutions: A Global Commitment

Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) have an essential role in the governmental accountability framework, as they are crucial for promoting transparency, accountability, and responsible management of public funds. To establish trust, credibility, and effectiveness in fulfilling their role, they must maintain independence from their national governments and be shielded from external…

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Global SAI Stocktaking Report 2023 now online

IDI published its fifth Global SAI Stocktaking Report

The "Global SAI Stocktaking Report" – now online on the website of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) – is a triannual report prepared by the IDI that presents trends for the performance of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and discusses future-relevant needs for capacity development. Its findings are based on a comprehensive analysis of the responses of 166 SAIs to the INTOSAI Global SAI Survey, which covers the…

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