“Working in partnership to improve the impact of SAIs on the life of citizens”, is a slogan that describes the relationship between IDI and the different partners with whom we work. Partners are involved in all aspects of the work IDI is doing and we surely could not be achieved much if we were not working in close collaboration with the international SAI community, the donor community, international organisations and NGO's. The partner of the IDI can be grouped into these categories:
We are dependent on funding from the International donor community to finance our Capacity Development Programmes. Our financial partners also contribute to holding IDI accountable by requesting substantial reporting on how we are spending our money and what we are achieving. The current Financial Partner of the IDI include:
IDI is the main implementing body of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and works in close cooperation with other INTOSAI bodies like the General Secretariat, the Governing Board, The Finance and Administration Committee, the Capacity Building Committee, the Knowledge Sharing Committee and the Professional Standards Committee. In addition, IDI is cooperating with several working groups and Task Forces in INTOSAI. All the involvement from INTOSAI in IDI Capacity Development Programmes are done as in-kind contributions to the IDI and the SAI Community.
IDI is using subject matter experts from SAI in our efforts to strengthen the capacity of SAIs. These experts from several SAI in all regions are provided to IDI as in-kind contributions and is a critical success factor for the success of the IDI programmes. SAIs are also contributing to the IDI programmes by hosting IDI events, printing of IDI products (SAI Turkey) and seconding staff to IDI.
IDI is also working in close cooperation with the different regional SAI organisation; AFROSAI, AFROSAI-E, ARABOSAI, ASOSAI, CAROSAI, CREFIAF, EUROSAI, OLACEFS and PASAI. The regions are important for IDI as they are better situated to monitor the development of and the needs of the SAIs in their regions.
IDI supports SAIs in their capacity development pertaining to different areas of specialized audits. Supporting the SAIs to audit the preparedness of the countries for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals- ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ is a very important area for capacity development. The IDI is collaborating with different UN Agencies like UNDP, UN Women etc. for this programme. UNDP (GAIN) is an important partner for the IDI’s efforts at supporting the SAIs in fighting corruption. IDI has had sustained cooperation with the OECD- Effective Institutions Platform for the capacity development of SAIs. UNDESA and IDI have collaborated in the Public Debt Audit Programme.