INTOSAI Development Initiative - Donor Secretariat Phase 3
The Program Objective of the cooperation between INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions) and Donors is to optimize their joint efforts in enhancing the capacity of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries by:
• Enhanced and co-ordinated support to SAIs in developing countries
• Effective capacity development initiatives for better SAI performance
The program expected results and selected indicators* are:
• Enhanced financial support for capacity development of SAIs in developing countries:
Moving three year average annual financial support for the benefit of SAIs in ODA eligible countries from US $ 62 million (baseline 2014) to US $ 80 million (in 2018)
• Enhanced quality of knowledge on SAI development initiatives and performance:
Number of developing countries with a SAI performance report based on the SAI Performance Measurement Framework, completed to at least draft stage: From 21 SAIs in 2015 to 50 SAIs in 2018.
• Enhanced tools and capacity development approaches:
SAI PMF is endorsed within INTOSAI in 2016
• Increased awareness of the Cooperation and the needs of SAIs in developing countries
• Strengthened Donor & INTOSAI Coordination and Collaboration on SAI capacity development
*Detailed baselines and targets for the results will be revised and may change in the first months of the program.
Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) in developing countries are the beneficiaries of the program.
The following six outputs constitute the Cooperation’s Program components, each comprising a number of activities.
1. Reviews of Cooperation initiatives; preparation and implementation of updated strategies.
2. Increased funding for SAI Capacity Development focussing on mapping donor aid policies, practices and approach to SAI support.
3. Research, guidance and training on donor aid practices and dissemination focussing on providing advice to SAIs and donors on developing, initiating and supporting SAI capacity development initiatives at country and regional levels.
4. Outreach and linkages to all high priority stakeholders focussing on disseminating key information for SAI development needs and programs, establishing linkages between the Cooperation and INTOSAI bodies and maintaining a dialogue with all key stakeholders.
5. Upgrade of the SAI Capacity Development Database and support for the Global Survey.
6. Support for finalizing the SAI Performance Measurement Framework and future implementation and maintenance strategy.
The INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation (Cooperation) is a strategic global partnership in the domain of public financial management aimed at enhancing the capacity of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries. The Cooperation was formed in 2009 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Donor Community and INTOSAI. The cooperation has been supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) since its very beginning.
INTOSAI is an autonomous, independent, professional and nonpolitical organization consisting of 192 member SAIs. It is the recognized voice of SAIs. The Cooperation recognizes the important role of SAIs in strengthening accountability, transparency, good governance and the stewardship of public funds. As of 2016, twenty-three donors have joined the Cooperation.
ADC started the funding for the INTOSAI Secretariat of the INTOSAI Development Initiative in 2010 together with Ireland and Norway. The current funding represents a third phase (2016-2018) and is also supported by Ireland and Switzerland. This phase builds on the previous two phases that have helped inter alia to:
• identify SAI support needs, share knowledge and support capacity development
• develop strategic plans and development action plans for SAIs
• establish an SAI Performance Management Framework