The Self-Assessment of Integrity (IntoSAINT) is moving forward in the INTOSAI regional organizations with the support of the regional focal points within the CBC IntoSAINT Project Group. In 2019, examples of this progress were witnessed in two specific regions.
Firstly, the Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) held its first edition of the IntoSAINT moderator training on February 4 and 5, 2019, in Kingston, Jamaica. As a result of this training, 19 public servants from 19 CAROSAI member SAIs were certified, namely: Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands.
Furthermore, the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) also concluded its first moderator training, which was held in e-learning modality from January 21 to February 8, 2019, and through an in-person meeting on February 18-19, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand. As a result of this training, 11 public servants from four PASAI member SAIs were certified, namely: Australia, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Samoa.
Both trainings were offered by the SAI of Mexico, Chair of the CBC IntoSAINT Project Group, with funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in CAROSAI, and by the New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in PASAI. The newly certified moderators from CAROSAI and PASAI are expected to carry out Self-Assessments of Integrity in SAIs and public sector organizations of countries from those regions.
The IntoSAINT tool can be used by SAIs and public sector organizations to evaluate their own integrity risks, and assess the maturity level of their integrity control system, in order to get recommendations to improve the organizational integrity management. This self-assessment consists of a three-day workshop with a sample of staff from an institution, and it is carried out by external moderators in order to guarantee the objectivity of the assessment results.
For further information on the global implementation of the IntoSAINT tool, contact the IntoSAINT workstream chair: IntoSAINT@asf.gob.mx.