ADA contributes to implement IDI’s new Strategic Plan - a successful decennial cooperation continues

10 years of successful cooperation between the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) and ADA.

10 years of successful cooperation between the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), built on trust, good cooperation and results, will now continue on a strengthened footing. ADA and IDI have signed a new five-year contract in support of IDI's wider work and structures. ADA's funding will directly contribute to implement IDI's Strategic Plan 2019-2023. This support will help to further enhance the performance and capacities of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries.

Einar Gørrissen, Director General of IDI, is pleased about ADA's funding: "We are delighted to see this long-term partnership thrive and develop. This is for the benefit of SAIs and ultimately for all citizens of developing countries."

ADA's support for SAIs in cooperation with IDI started in 2010 with a first contribution to the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation Secretariat (IDCS). At the time it was hosted by IDI. Recognizing the importance of SAIs for Good Governance has also prompted ADA to fund IDI's work with a small group of the most challenged Supreme Audit Insitutions in Africa. This additional support started in 2018 and is still ongoing.

Martin Ledolter, Managing Director of the Austrian Development Agency, explains why ADA supports IDI's work with SAIs: "Promoting transparency and accountability, effective public financial management and fighting corruption are important aspects in ADA's engagement in developing countries. Supreme Audit Institutions are key stakeholders in this regard. They hold their governments to account for the implementation of public resources and the SDGs".

ADA's funding will contribute to the implementation of the IDI Strategic Plan over the full five-year period 2019-2023. This will benefit all SAIs in developing countries as well as their citizens. ADA's contribution will be channelled to all key regions and priority countries of the Austrian Development Cooperation