The Capacity Building Committee is the INTOSAI advocate and custodian for SAI capacity development. We facilitate initiatives in support of SAIs and regions building their capacities and enhancing their capabilities.

Word from the Vice Chair

Let me start by thanking all CBC members – and not least our work stream leaders – for a productive year. We were very happy to see so many of you in Cape Town for the annual meeting, and equally pleased that you attended the CBC main committee meeting, CBC seminar and CBC booth in connection with INCOSAI in Abu Dhabi.

We are very pleased that all the CBC work streams are recognized as important components of both INTOSAI’s professionalization agenda and within the context of SAIs’ work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Cooperative audits are an important vehicle for international cooperation and comparisons within the context of the SDGs as well as a potential tool for professionalization when the audit is integrated with training. The SAI Performance Measurement Framework (a new member of the CBC family) and the peer review approach are absolutely central to SAIs leading by example. In addition, IntoSAINT, as the recognized tool to assess integrity of SAIs, supports the transparency and accountability of the office and is an important key to trust in the SAI and its results. 

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In support of the continued focus on professional development, the Congress also recognized the Framework for Regional Professionalism developed by the INTOSAI regions, as well as the continuation of work by the CBC into enabling mechanisms required to facilitate and structure professional development in INTOSAI. We also have some important work ahead of us in developing support for SAIs in fragile situations. Any of you with experience of working in a fragile situation – in your own SAI or in support of another SAI – are encouraged contribute to the work by sharing your experiences and contributing your perspectives. Please contact the CBC Secretariat (

For details on the motions approved by the congress, please see the The Abu Dhabi Declaration. I can also highly recommend seeing the films developed to promote for Congress the competency framework, IntoSAINT and the SAI PMF. We would especially like to thank SAI Netherlands for their work and welcome SAI Mexico as the new work stream leader for IntoSAINT.

We also look forward to working closely with the IDI in our new role as INTOSAI’s strategic governance lead of the SAI PMF. We welcome our continued partnership and embrace the chance to, together, make the most of capacity development opportunities for INTOSAI, the regions and SAIs.

I wish you all the best for 2017!

Magnus Lindell  


INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation: Spotlight on Success continues

The CBC website continues to share the success stories in the series provided by the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation. Please enjoy the two new IDC success stories of SAI Bhutan and of the PASAI region: “SAI Bhutan Responding to Emerging Challenges”: The Royal Audit...

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Fifteen years ago, I made the journey from Barbados to the Cayman Islands and from auditing in the private sector to, for the first time, auditing in the public sector. Not only did my journey bring a new cultural perspective but also a revitalized passion for my...

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  1. 14th AFROSAI-E Governing Board, Nairobi, Kenya 8-11 May, 2017

    May 8 - May 11
  2. GALF meeting, Copenhagen

    May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. EUROSAI Congress and Governing Board meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

    May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
  4. UN/INTOSAI Symposium

    May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
  5. TFIAP Exploratory Meeting, Brasilia, Brazil, 5-6 June, 2017.

    June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm