Over the past four years, many SAIs participating in the Strategy, Performance Measurement, and Reporting (SPMR) initiative have achieved significant progress in terms of strategic management. Therefore, the need for an in-depth exchange of learning and experiences across the participating SAIs has been rather certain. Consequently, IDI organized a hybrid, 5-day workshop for a diverse group of SAIs from AFROSAI-E and EUROSAI regions.
The focus of the workshop was to hear and reflect on how SAIs have used and adapted the SPMR methodology to their needs and circumstances, and on what have been some unforeseen and additional needs and factors affecting strategic management.
The workshop included refresher sessions on performance assessment, strategic and operational planning, performance monitoring, and risk management. All participating SAIs had an opportunity to share their experiences on all the covered topics and engage in lively discussions and feedback sessions.
On the final day of the workshop, the IDI team introduced the new initiatives and innovative tools that are currently being developed, such as E-SAI PMF and the online strategic planning tool – StORy.
In total 10 SAIs and more than 30 participants joined the workshop, including SAIs of Azerbaijan, Botswana, Bulgaria, eSwatini, Georgia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, and Serbia. The workshop adopted a hybrid approach, whereby most of the teams participated onsite, while others joined remotely.
Going forward, IDI is planning to organize more knowledge-sharing workshops for various INTOSAI regions within the framework of the SPMR initiative.
The SPMR initiative is funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).