Implementing ISSAIs
To build SAI Capacity
Presentation to the PSC Steering
Committee meeting in Brazil, 17 June 2009
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Mr. Bernt Nordmark
Assistant Director General
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SAI Results
Building capacity
ISSAIs
Foundation
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SAI Capacity Building
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The process of sustainably integrating ISSAIs in
the SAI’s work processes & legal framework
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thereby enabling them to deliver their mandates
more effectively
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ISSAIs map directly to our SAI capacity building
framework
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SAI Capacity Building
Institutional Development
(issai 1, 10, 11)
Developing SAI’s
systems & processes
Developing K&S
of SAI staff
(e.g. issai 200 para 1.13)
(e.g. issai 200 para 1.5)
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Previous IDI Programmes
Institutional
Development
Developing SAI’s
systems &
processes
Developing K & S
of SAI staff
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Creating a pool of trainers,
regional classroom trainings
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Current IDI Programmes
Institutional
Development
Organisational
Systems
Development
Needs Assessments, strategic
planning and quality assurance
programmes, development of
handbooks/manuals, model audit
files, toolkits
Professional Staff
Development
E-learning, expert support, planning
meetings, pilot activities, on job
training, classroom training,
mentoring, peer learning
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Steps in building capacity
Sustaining results
Applying
Learning
Priority need
Awareness
Lessons learned
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Building awareness of ISSAIs
First step in building capacity…but not the
last
 Exclusive awareness building events
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 Costly
 Difficult
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to demonstrate outcomes
Other options?
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Building awareness-Other options
1.
Leverage on other events

Regional meetings: Congresses, governing
boards, training committees
 Meetings of INTOSAI Working Groups &
Committees
 Selected IDI & regional capacity building
events
 UN/INTOSAI seminars
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Building awareness-Other options
2.
Leverage on regional representatives of
PSC
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Present at regional events
 Create regional working groups for promoting
ISSAIs
 Develop communications kit to
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ensure a ‘common voice’ across regions
demonstrate how ISSAIs get implemented
sustainably through updated manuals and tools
obtain feedback from users on implementation
challenges & successes
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Building awareness-Other options
3.
Maintain & promote ISSAI website
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At different events
 Ensure cross link in other sites…INTOSAI, IDI,
regional sites, other stakeholders
4.
Disseminate PSC’s brochure
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Preferably in different languages
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