The Self-Assessment of Integrity (IntoSAINT) is an initiative originally created by the Netherlands Court of Audit and adopted by International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) to support SAIs as models of integrity, transparency and accountability. IntoSAINT is a self-assessment tool that SAIs – and any public sector organization in general – can use for analyzing their integrity risks and assessing the maturity of their integrity management systems.

The self-assessment is conducted during a structured workshop moderated by a trained facilitator. The tool is targeted at preventing corruption and generates a list of management recommendations for supporting the integrity of the organization in question. It is a management tool enabling the user to design a tailor-made integrity policy and, at the same time, to raise integrity-awareness among its staff.

In the INTOSAI framework, the IntoSAINT Project Group was created in the 2014 meeting of the Capacity-Building Committee (CBC) in order to promote the implementation of the INTOSAI Integrity Model worldwide, foster the continuous improvement of the tool, and share knowledge among the different actors involved. In order to follow up the latest developments and achievements undertaken by the members of the IntoSAINT workstream regarding the regional and global implementation of the tool, the SAI of Mexico, Chair of the IntoSAINT workstream, will host the annual meeting of the project group on July 4-6, 2018, in Mexico City. This meeting will also be a great opportunity to have a lessons-learnt encounter regarding the tool’s worldwide roll-out, as well as to review the methodology materials in order to ensure the continuous improvement of the IntoSAINT tool.

The CBC IntoSAINT workstream is made up by 12 members, which have experience on the implementation of IntoSAINT or play strategic role in terms of the roll-out of the tool in their corresponding INTOSAI Regional Organizations: the SAIs of Cameroon, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Tunisia, the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the AFROSAI-E Secretariat and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). The expertise and actions of the workstream member SAIs and the collaboration of other relevant stakeholders have been a key factor for the roll-out of the INTOSAI Integrity Model worldwide up to date.

To know more on the IntoSAINT Tool and on the 2018 workstream meeting, contact the CBC IntoSAINT Project Group: IntoSAINT@asf.gob.mx