INTOSAI Development Initiative - Donor Secretariat
In October 2009 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and 15 Donors (incl. ADA) was signed. The MoU calls for a common approach towards increased strategic focus and coordination for Donors and the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) community in strengthening SAI capacity in partner countries. In February 2010 the SC decided to constitute a Secretariat to provide it with support in implementing the MoU. This Secretariat would be hosted by the Oslo-based INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI).
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen public sector auditing in partner countries, which is a key capacity-building complementary method in order to provide a higher proportion of the financial support directly to partner countries (e. g. through budget support). The project therefore aims to improve the effectiveness and volume of capacity development support to SAIs in partner countries through pursuing the following targets: 1) Increased knowledge and exchange of information among stakeholders on capacity development needs facing SAIs in partner countries, and ongoing capacity development support, 2) Improved coordination of capacity development support to SAIs in partner countries, 3) Facilitate improvements in the quality of capacity development support to SAIs in partner countries, 4) Provide the SC with high quality technical, practical and administrative support.
The total funding for the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat (01.06.2010-31.12.2012) is 1.439.535 Euro. This is distributed as follows: Austrian Development Agency 300.000 Euro, Irish Aid 200.000 Euro and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 939.535 Euro.