The CBC’s role

The INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee (CBC) is one of four main committees of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

INTOSAI operates as an umbrella organisation for the external government audit community. It has a membership of approximately 190 Supreme Audit Institutions. INTOSAI is organized into four main committees, divided into Goals 1-4:

  1. Professional Standards,
  2. Capacity Building,
  3. Knowledge Sharing, and
  4. Model International Organization.

The Capacity Building Committee works in close cooperation with the  INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) as well as the Professional Standards Committee (PSC), the Knowledge Sharing Committee, and the Policy, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC). The CBC annually reports to the INTOSAI Governing Board.

INTOSAI is also divided into seven regions (AFROSAI, ARABOSAI, ASOSAI, CAROSAI, EUROSAI, OLACEFS, PASAI), which are also important partners for the CBC.
Every three years the INTOSAI Congress (INCOSAI) assembles, where formal documents from the committees are endorsed and mandates approved. At the XXI INCOSAI in Beijing in 2013, the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee was given a clear mandate to reform its work and improve efficiency.

Task and mandate of CBC

In giving the CBC a mandate to reform, INCOSAI recognized that the world of capacity building in INTOSAI has moved on substantially since 2004 when the committee was originally formed. We have seen a significant development in the INTOSAI regions’ activity on this arena, the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) has produced a comprehensive set of audit standards in a framework accessible to all INTOSAI members, and the Knowledge Sharing Committee (KSC) has produced an increasing number of guidance resources with substance and focus, the IDI now has a much greater capability and a broader focus on capacity development and INTOSAI has an active formalized structure of engagement with international donors through the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation.

News

Compilation of CBC blogs

Compilation of CBC blogs

During INCOSAI in Moscow in September, one of the most attractive items disappearing quickly from the CBC booth, was the collection of blogs written by INTOSAI members from all over the world over the past three years. For colleagues who did not manage to get their...

ACCC forum held in Tunis

ACCC forum held in Tunis

Top management representatives from seven SAIs met in Tunis on 17-18 October to discuss experiences on shared challenges and opportunities in a workshop. The event was generously hosted by SAI Tunisia and organized in cooperation between the ARABOSAI General...

Please find below a link to the second edition of the ARABOSAI Newsletter! This newsletter reports on regional progress, news and best practices  in order to bring the whole INTOSAI community updated. ARABOSAI Newsletter:...

Implementing the ISSAIs: the role of donors

Implementing the ISSAIs: the role of donors

Implementing the ISSAIs is a major challenge for all SAIs, for those operating in countries facing difficult political, economic, social, security and environmental situations, these challenges are even greater. Yet, work carried out by the INTOSAI Capacity Building...

CBC activities at INCOSAI 2019 in Moscow

CBC activities at INCOSAI 2019 in Moscow

During the upcoming INTOSAI congress in Moscow, there will be great opportunities to engage with members of the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee! It starts already on Monday 23 September when the CBC workstreams will present their highlights - all congress visitors...

Staffing of PSC new Technical Support Function

Staffing of PSC new Technical Support Function

The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) leads the efforts within INTOSAI to provide Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) with relevant, professional and clear standards and guidance that add credibility to the work of the individual auditor and the resulting audit...

PASAI Newsletter no. 18 – The partnership issue

PASAI Newsletter no. 18 – The partnership issue

In this 18th issue of PASAI’s newsletter, the focus is on the partnerships that enable us to achieve our many ambitious goals - doing the right things, in the right way, with the right people. Among other interesting topics, find out more about the inter-regional...