The SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF) is an international framework for self, peer, or external assessment of a SAI’s performance against the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and other established international good practices, thereby enabling the SAI to confidently engage internally and externally regarding its future. It has been developed under the auspices of the INTOSAI Working Group on the Value and Benefits of SAIs, with valuable support from the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation, to be implemented under INTOSAI ownership in collaboration with the donor community.
About SAI PMF
A key principle of SAI PMF is that whether or not to do a SAI PMF assessment is voluntary, and that it is the Head of the SAI that makes all key decisions about the assessment: whether to initiate an assessment; when to conduct the assessment, how to conduct the assessment, and what to do with the results, including dissemination and publication. It is important that it is the Head of the SAI that takes the decision to initiate a SAI PMF, to ensure ownership and acceptance of any issues identified and commitment to address them. It is also important that the SAI is seen to be acting in an independent manner in all its activities, to ensure credibility as an independent audit organization and especially, that the SAI is not seen to be acting on the instruction of others.
- The SAI PMF can be applied in all types of SAIs, regardless of SAI models, mandate, national context and development level, so long as the SAI considers the ISSAIs as a relevant benchmark.
- The SAI PMF examines holistically both the SAI’s audit and non-audit functions in relation to its legal foundation and environment, identifying interdependencies between different aspects and root causes of SAI performance, thereby providing a strong basis for comprehensively assessing the SAI’s needs, informing its’ strategic and capacity development planning, and enabling tracking of progress over time.
- The SAI PMF is a valuable tool for all SAIs, regardless of development level, to demonstrate to stakeholders the extent to which the SAI contributes to strengthening public financial management, promoting good governance, fostering transparency and accountability, and fighting corruption, and ultimately the SAIs’ commitment to increasing their value and benefits to society.
- For developing country SAIs, the SAI PMF is an invaluable tool for obtaining and maintaining support for its capacity development efforts by showing their commitment to transform, acceptance of the need to adhere to the highest international standards, and the SAIs’ commitment to increasing their value and benefits to society.
18 September 2017
SAI PMF work stream meeting at World Bank Offices, Washington D.C. For agenda see separate folder below.
Meetings - Agendas/Minutes
SAI PMF work stream meeting in Washington
Documentation - Progress reports
Members of the SAI PMF Independent Advisory Group
Members of the SAI PMF Independent Advisory Group (appointed April 2017)
|Ms Deborah Sprietzer||Inter-American Development Bank|
|Ms Natalie Bertsch||Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs|
|Mr Håkon Mundal||Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation|
|Ms Charmain Felter||SAI of Suriname|
|Mr Carlos Sampaio de Freitas||SAI of Brazil|
|Mr Hassine Boussandel||SAI of Tunisia|
|Mr Trygve Christiansen||SAI of Norway|
|Ms Anatole Puiseux||SAI of France|
|Mr Chandra Bhandari||SAI of Nepal|
Regarded as the key tool for the successful implementation of the EUROSAI Strategic Plan (ESP) 2017-2023, the operational plan was approved and brought into force by the 49th EUROSAI Governing Board (GB) Meeting held in Gdansk/Poland, 14-15 March 2018. The ESP...
On 19-20 July in New York, Mr Kimi Makwetu, Chair of the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee, participated in a meeting on “SAI Contributions to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals” . The meeting was jointly organised by the United Nations Department...
Please find below a link to follow the opening of the CBC/IDSC annual meeting taking place in Kuwait. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhM-vLUwCk
The meeting documentation for the CBC annual meeting is now available on the website. Please see under Annual Meetings/Pre-meeting documentation - or here: https://www.intosaicbc.org/pre-meeting-documentation/. For Steering Committee members, please see under Annual...
The 2018 IntoSAINT Global Meeting was held on July 4–6, 2018, in Mexico City. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the latest developments and achievements undertaken by the IntoSAINT workstream members regarding the regional and global implementation of the...
Please find below the July issue of the PASAI Bulletin. We particularly recommend the article on IntoSAINT assessments on page 9-10 "Investigating tools to strengthen integrity in SAIs and the public sector in Mexico" by Sarah Markley, PASAI's deputy...
Please find below the latest newsletter from the ASEANSAI region, for your reading pleasure. ASEANSAI Newsletter, 2018, Volume II
25-28 June representative (from the secretary general, presidency, and CBC/Training Committee) from INTOSAI's seven regional organizations, AFROSAI, ARABOSAI, ASOSAI, CAROSAI, EUROSAI, OLACEFS and PASAI, and three subregional organizations, AFROSAI-E, ASEANSAI and...
The slogan in the conference opening slide was bold and gutsy, but the symbolism was fulfilled – the conference attendance by almost one hundred participants from 47 INTOSAI member organisations and some twenty participants from the host SAI served as proof. The...
The 2018 IntoSAINT Global Meeting is approaching very fast, and the Chair, SAI Mexico, is excited to receive the working group in Mexico City very soon. Please find below relevant meeting information, the same information can also be found on the IntoSAINT separate...