INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

SAI Independence at risk!

SAI Independence at risk!

"SAIs across the globe exist literally to hold their governments to account. Their ability to investigate, audit, report on and share citizen-level information about government spending of public money and public sector service delivery must be without constraint." - Mr. Einar Gørrissen, Director General of IDI

Upholding the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions is crucial for transparent governance. INTOSAI and INTOSAI Development Initiative advocate for the independence of SAIs to protect the implementation of their legal duties from government interference, which is in line with the Mexico and Lima Declarations. However, recent events and data show that SAI independence is at risk. We must rally behind independent auditing authorities to uphold transparency and public accountability worldwide. Read the article from Public Finance Focus in the link below to learn about recent developments in Sierra Leonehashta.

Here you can read the article from the Public Finance Focus 

To learn more about SAI Independence Rapid Advocacy Mechanism (SIRAM), visit this webpage