Theme: Gaining and safeguarding independence

 

When: Thursday 1 July 2021 – 2 pm UK time/ 3 pm CET.

Link to joinhttps://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/ba5e079eaa1f4fdfbf1aec8375c34677

SAIs have a duty and responsibility to talk truth to power. They need the resources and legal powers to carry out public audits on behalf of citizens and place the results of such audits in the public space without fear or restrictions. This right has been recognised by the governments of the world through UN and other resolutions and is a core to the work of INTOSAI. But for too many SAIs such independence in law and in fact is a distant dream, and for still others, freedoms they thought they had, are being eroded.

In this webinar, IDI will outline recent work it has been doing to support SAI independence, including work with international development partners, and the launch of a rapid response capability to use when the independence of SAIs is being threatened.

The webinar series has been designed primarily for Heads of SAIs and senior managers but is open to any SAI members who wishes to participate. The webinars typically last for an hour including a brief presentation and comments and questions from participants.

During this webinar, we are keen for participants to join in to ask questions and share their own experiences. You are welcome to send questions in advance to: david.goldsworthy@developmentaction.co.uk