INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

About us

The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) is a not-for profit, autonomous implementing body. IDI is mandated to support Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries to sustainably enhance their performance and capacity.

Our work is based on the needs and challenges SAIs experience. Our support focuses on a sustainable and needs-based approach. We seek to empower SAIs by promoting gender-responsiveness and peer-to-peer cooperation as essential elements of long-term capacity development.

Each country has a Supreme Audit Institution whose job is to audit public funds as an effective, accountable and inclusive institution. We are convinced that our contribution to strengthen Supreme Audit Institutions can make a difference in the lives of citizens because:

  • Government audits are key components of effective public financial management and Good Governance.
  • SAIs contribute to the quality of government engagement and better state-society relations through their work
  • SAIs are key stakeholders in supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As an integral part of the INTOSAI community, IDI has a unique mandate to serve the needs of all developing country SAIs while not being tied to any country’s specific geographic or political interests.

IDI’s work builds on the successes of INTOSAI and IDI’s own long experience in capacity development. IDI maximises its value to SAIs by focusing on areas where its unique position and experience gives it a comparative advantage over other providers of support.