In an extraordinary virtual meeting, the IDI Board approved a revised Operational Plan and Budget for 2020. The revision was necessary to respond to challenges and opportunities resulting from Covid-19.
Taking stock of the current situation, evaluating lessons learned and steps taken by IDI over the last months, this revised plan 2020 embraces the importance of a flexible and resilient IDI. The aim is to effectively and continuously support Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in sustainably enhancing their capacity and performance under the new normal.
Since the start of Covid-19, IDI has already undertaken a number of steps under its priorities to stay responsive to changing needs of SAIs during the pandemic. Once such step is a continued move to more online work across IDI work streams and making sure to leave no SAI behind.
IDI’s responses to the crisis comprise a number of flagship initiatives. These include the support of some of the following:
- Performance audits on public health systems linked to SDG indicator 3D*
- Pilot audits of the so-called shadow pandemic of violence against women. These are audits of government efforts to eliminate intimate partner violence against women linked to SDG 5.2.**
- Transparency, accountability and inclusiveness audits (TAI audits) in the use of emergency funding for Covid-19
In addition, the Board discussed potentials for a joint IDI/INTOSAI cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in relation to the role of SAIs in auditing emergency funding.
The IDI Board also welcomed Mr. Agus Joko Pramono, vice-chairman of the SAI of Indonesia, as a new Board member.
* SDG 3.D: Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.
** SDG 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation