All eyes on Strategy Development

IDI made two contributions to the latest Journal of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), dedicated to the theme of strategy development in a rapidly changing world:

‘It’s our people who make the difference!': Interview with Eduardo Ruiz García, former Secretary-General of the ECA
Eduardo Ruiz-Garcia, who leads IDI’s bilateral work in Madagascar, reflects on his time as a Secretary-General of ECA and the strategic challenges and dilemmas for SAIs.

Supporting public auditors in strengthening their strategic management
Dafina Dimitrova and Nils Vösgen present the much-in-demand SAI Strategic Management Handbook and discuss implementing the Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting (SPMR) initiative, which supports over 40 SAIs in developing and implementing strategic plans. They elaborate on how the pandemic tested both SAIs and the SPMR initiative itself but ultimately facilitated a more relevant and future-proof approach for strategy development.

The current issue of the ECA Journal includes over 50 exciting articles and contributions on strategic planning and SAIs, including from ECA staff and the SAIs of Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and the USA, from Oxford University, OECD, as well as EU institutional leaders like Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michele.