Independent Review Workshop in Oslo

Why is an independent review of an SAI Performance Measurement Framework Report crucial?

An independent review of an is a crucial step of the SAI PMF process in order to enhance the objectivity and credibility of an SAI-PR. The independent review provides an assurance that the SAI PMF methodology was correctly adhered to in the process of carrying out the assessment. It is strongly recommended that SAIs doing an SAI PMF assessment submit their draft report to the IDI for an independent review.

The Independent Review Workshop is a 3-day course that takes a practical approach covering various issues that need to be considered when carrying out an independent review of an SAI PMF Performance Report (SAI-PR). The objective of the workshop is to develop further SAI PMF expertise in the INTOSAI Community and increase the pool of experts that can conduct independent reviews on behalf of IDI. Participants for the workshop comprise representatives of SAIs of Brazil and Indonesia; of the PASAI Secretariat; SAI experts from the UK and Canada; as well as selected IDI staff.

IDI is currently rolling out at a global level the Initiative Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting (SPMR) with funding from the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). SPMR aims at supporting SAIs in achieving greater performance through dedicated support for all steps of the strategic management cycle. The first step in this initiative is to conduct an SAI PMF assessment and we are therefore expecting a large number of draft SAI PRs to be sent to IDI for independent review end of 2019 and beginning of 2020.

For more information on the SAI PMF programme click here.