Inventory of capacity development tools

The CBC has produced a global inventory of capacity building tools in our continuous effort to support the strengthening of SAIs’ capacity and performance.

There is a vast number and variety of capacity development tools available at global, regional and organizational level, some very well-known and others not so well-known, scattered over a wide range of platforms. Examples include guides, manuals, case studies, e-learning tools, and so forth.

The objective of this inventory is to provide INTOSAI and its members and stakeholders with an easily accessible and user-friendly “go-to” source for anyone interested or involved in SAI capacity development, globally, regionally and/or on a national level. The inventory consists of three sections: (1) Guidelines (2) Case studies, and (3) e-Learning options that have been categorized under key themes related to the domains of the SAI Performance Measurement Framework.

Instruction - How to use the Inventory

The inventory consists of three sections: ① GuidelinesCase studies, and ③ e-Learning options.  We categorized the tools under the following main themes (similar to the SAI PMF domains), namely –

  • Audit quality and reporting
  • Communication and stakeholder management
  • Financial management, assets and support (of the SAI)
  • Human resources and training/professional development
  • Internal governance and ethics
  • Needs assessment
  • SAI independence and legal framework
  • General

We have also added a number of sub-categories to further assist users when searching for particular topics.

To search the main categories or the sub-categories, use the “filter” function in columns 3 and 4 by clicking on the dropdown arrow on the top of the 3rd or 4th columns, and then click on “filter” – this will enable you to search specific categories or topics.

To view any of the three sections of the inventory, click on the + sign on the right-hand side. This will open the spreadsheet.  However, for better viewing, you can open the whole spreadsheet in normal Excel view by going to the black-grey bar beneath the spreadsheet, then click on the icon at the far right of the bar (see circled in red in the screenshot below).

Case studies
e-Learning options