INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

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Media inquiries and interview requests should be sent in the first instance to IDI's Director General, Mr. Einar Gørrissen, at [email protected] 

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Press Releases and Statements

IDI occasionally releases media statements about important events or publications, in addition to statements regarding threats to SAI independence. The most recent can be found below. Please contact IDI as above for more information. 

IDI in the news

Resistance to supreme audit institutions jeapordises democracy, warns INTOSAI official (Jamaica Gleaner, 22 June 2023)

Independence of Poland’s state audit office threatened, finds international audit body (Notes from Poland, 19 June 2023)

IDI seeks reinstatement of suspended Sierra Leone Auditor General (CNBC Africa, 22 November 2021)

Successful female leaders abound, but women in public finance are rare (The Hill, 19 March 2021)

IDI Media Releases 

Major Donors and Supreme Audit Institutions Reinforce International Partnership to Enhance Accountability and Public Financial Management in Developing Countries (23 June 2023)

Holding governments to account: Prime Minister of Canada commits $3,750,000 to INTOSAI Development Initiative’s support for Supreme Audit Institutions worldwide (31 March 2023)

INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation (IDC) announces appointment of world leader, Helen Clark, as global Goodwill Ambassador for SAI Independence (7 January 2022) 

Recent Statements on SAI independence (also available on SIRAM Statements on IDI website)


IDI Report on the allegations of systematic restrictions to the independence of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland (NIK) (19 June 2023)

INTOSAI, IDI and AFROSAI-E Joint Statement on the Auditor-General and Deputy Auditor-General of Sierra Leone (17 November 2021)

IDI Statement on the Contraloría General de la República de Colombia / Versión en español (17 November 2021)

IDI Statement on Myanmar (10 March 2021)

IDI issues statement concerning the Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus (24

IDI issues statement on current situation at Ghana Audit Service (

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