"Sustainable organisational change - good practice in peer-to-peer partnerships" is an occasional paper which builds on the experiences of supreme audit institutions.
According to the INTOSAI Strategic Plan (2017-2022), one of the Capacity Building Committee’s (CBC) key strategies to achieve its goal and strategic objectives is to “Support and promote medium to long term peer-to-peer cooperation between SAIs in support of institutional capacity development.” To gain more insights into proven methods and successful approaches, one of the theme sessions at the 2018 CBC meeting in Kuwait was devoted to peer-to-peer cooperation. Case studies were presented by both recipients and providers from across the world. The present paper distils some of the key lessons from that discussion. It also draws on some of the experiences and good practices gathered elsewhere.
This paper's focus is on peer-to-peer cooperation that has a time frame of normally at least a couple of years, and is a partnership between organisations, not just individual experts. The common purpose of these partnerships is developing the capacities and capabilities of the whole organisation.