2017 INTOSAI Global Survey Results

As of 2017, this is how things
stood in the INTOSAI world

Global SAI Stocktaking Report 2017

Presentation by Einar Gørrissen​
February 12th, 2018.


Increased interference from the executive in budget process reported by SAIs from 41% in 2014 to 64 % in 2017.​

Source: INTOSAI Global Survey 2017

ISSAI implementation​

Compliance with manuals increases at a higher level than actual audit practices. ISSAI implementation takes time and requires professional staff operating with robust systems and processes, with appropriate levels of resources to meet higher audit standards and audit outcomes as well as an environment conductive to accountability and transparency.​

Implementation of level 3 ISSAIS

Source: IDI analysis of SAI PMF assessments 2017

Effectiveness of Support to SAIs ​

Major factors contributing to the effectiveness of support identified by SAIs:

  • Targeting SAI's needs and priorities​
  • Support adjusted to local context​
  • Transference of skills – building SAI capacity ​
  • Communication and coordination between SAI and development partners

Source: INTOSAI Global Survey 2017

Priorities of Regional Organisations

The top priorities for regions while supporting their members are:

  • SAI strategic management, performance measurement and reporting
  • Communication and stakeholder management
  • Support for ISSAI compliance 
  • Support for professional staff development, human resources management, IT and resource management

Source: INTOSAI Global Survey 2017

Overview of SAI Performance by 2017 in INTOSAI Regions

(Click on the region for details!)