The Regional Forum taking place in Graz on 5 November held a very productive strategic dialogue with the leadership of regional organisations and key INTOSAI organs exploring appropriate and feasible ways in which to address the capacity development needs of SAIs. In this first year of the implementation of the 2017-22 Strategic Plan, it was found necessary to get together and jointly unpack, clarify expectations, identify linkages, eliminate duplication, and together find ways to make the strategy work.
At the end of the meeting a number of detailed actions were agreed, these can be found under the Regional Forum sub-page, and also available at the end of this text. It was further agreed to expand the current IDI-Regions annual workshop into an INTOSAI-Regions Coordinating Platform. This will be the single point of contact, to streamline coordination and communication, align efforts, eliminate multiple requests for information, and promote effective consultation. The Coordinating Platform will include all INTOSAI organs and all the regional organisations.