INTOSAI Peer Reviews on Independence
The overall objective of the project is to enhance transparency and accountability of public finances in 7 selected countries (with a focus on ADC partner countries).
1. 7 SAIs show concrete commitment to take action to strengthen their independence.
2. Relevant international institutions take concrete action to deliver sustainable international programs to strengthen SAIs at national level.
- 7 peer review reports on compliance with International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions, including recommendations for action at national level.
- 1 comparative cross-cutting report including recommendations for further action at international level. - 1 report on lessons learnt in the context of the peer reviews.
- 1 adopted action plan based on the recommendations from the peer reviews.
- 7 INTOSAI member SAIs with a focus on developing countries and ADC partner countries.
- The whole INTOSAI community, including the International Development Initiative (IDI).
1.Conducting 7 peer reviews, including drafting and presenting 7 reports to respective SAIs.
2.Drafting and presenting 1 comparative cross-cutting report to INTOSAI, UN bodies and development partners.
3.Drafting and presenting 1 report about lessons learnt to relevant INTOSAI bodies.
4.Organizing 1 international conference for approx. 200 participants to develop and adopt an international action plan.
During an inception phase until end June 2015 the project partner will specify activities, methodology, budget as well as the target group and partner SAIs.
Background: SAIs play a vital role in holding governments accountable regarding the efficient use of public funds and serve as important pillars of good governance. Currently, over 40 % of INTOSAI member SAIs report cases of restricted independence, ranging from undue interference from the executive in the budget process to not being free to publish any reports at all.