Two days in October the steering committee of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation, hosted by the Tribunal de Contas of Brazil, met in Brasilia to discuss what has been achieved in the previous year and the way forward for the cooperation in the year to come. The steering committee considered the results of the recent external evaluation of the INTOSAI-Donor cooperation which raised a number of issues in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the continued cooperation.

The CBC leadership reported on the outcomes of the CBC Annual Meeting in Stockholm, including an update on progress made in the work streams and the outcomes of the theme discussions relating to professionalization of INTOSAI regions and the role of SAIs in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Steering Committee agreed to create a number of small joint working groups between INTOSAI and donor representatives to support the INTOSAI-Donor secretariat in finalizing the program document for the continued work of the cooperation based on the discussions during the meeting.  Such working groups will consider issues such as how to ensure efficient and effective use of the Global Call for Proposals, potentials for improvement of the Capacity Building Database to increase coverage and accuracy, and a long-term strategy for the maintenance and continued development of the SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF).

The meeting also discussed draft guidance on Strengthening Evaluations of SAI Interventions.

 

The INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation brings together all the SAIs and the donor community in a common approach that provides a strategic focus for donors and the SAI community in strengthening SAI capacity in developing countries. The Cooperation also promotes a variety of mechanisms for facilitating donor funding and support in line with donor mandates, priorities and requirements. The Steering Committee is the highest forum of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation and it provides strategic guidance in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), coordinates activities and monitors progress. The Steering Committee comprises all 22 donor signatories to the MoU as well as SAIs appointed by INTOSAI, including all INTOSAI Regions and all INTOSAI Goal Chairs. The Steering Committee is jointly chaired by the Chair of the INTOSAI Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) and the World Bank, who are supported by the FAC Vice Chair and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) respectively as vice chairs. The INTOSAI Donor cooperation is supported by a secretariat hosted by the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI).