INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

Independent SAIs

Survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions

IDI has just released an online survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions. The survey has been sent to SAIs around the world and is available in four languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

The objective of the survey is to assess whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the independence of SAIs, in the period from March 2020 to June 2021. The survey seeks to complement the information collected through the INTOSAI Global Survey.

Survey results will be analysed, consolidated, and shared through a report on the impact of the global pandemic on SAI independence. The report will include aggregated data at global and regional levels. Individual SAI responses will be kept confidential and may only be shared with the consent of the SAI.

SAIs interest in reading throguh the survey before answering can find a print copy here.

For more information on SAI independence and IDI's work in this area, please visit the SAI Independence Resource Center.

Upcoming webinar: Gaining and safeguarding SAI independence

Joint IDI / CBC ACCC webinar will give SAI leadership opportunitites to discuss how to protect their independence in law and in reality.

IDI issues statement on recent events at the Office of the Auditor General of the Union in Myanmar

IDI expresses its concern over the Office’s independence and the recent replacement of the Auditor General

IDI issues statement concerning the Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus

IDI encourages all parties to create a conducive environment in which the Principles of the Mexico Declaration are honored so that the Audit Office can effectively carry out its role.

IDI issues statement on current situation at Ghana Audit Service

IDI is concerned that recent events may negatively affect the independence of the Ghana Audit Service

IDI issues statement on proposed audit legislation in Somalia

Somalia's new audit legislation is at risk of falling below international standards, leaving the Auditor General vulnerable to political pressure.

INTOSAI and IDI issue joint statement expressing concern over the situation at SAI North Macedonia

INTOSAI and IDI have issued a statement expressing their concern over the vacant leadership positions at SAI North Macedonia

Qatar Backs IDI Independence Work

The State Audit Bureau of Qatar signs a funding agreement with IDI to support the strengthening of SAI Independence and SAIs in challenged environments. 

IDI advocates for SAI independence in Chad

IDI issues statement concerning developments in Chad following constitutional reform

IDI Supports the Court of Accounts Gabon in its quest for greater independence

From the 26th to the 27th of September,  IDI representatives held the first SAI level visit to SAI Gabon.