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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 influences. The independence of SAIs is thus a crucial foundation for ensuring the efficient audit and oversight of the use of public resources.

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