INTOSAI Goal Committees

The task of Goal Committees is to lead the INTOSAI’s efforts under their respective goals and thereby assist the Governing Board in implementing INTOSAI’s goals and objectives. The Goal Committees’ work priorities are defined in detail by the INTOSAI Strategic Plan.

The following four main Goal Committees are set up:

Professionsal Standards:
Promote strong, independent, and multidisciplinary SAIs and encourage good governance, by:
1)Advocating for, providing and maintaining International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI); and
2)Contributing  to the development and adoption of appropriate and effective professional standards.

Goal 1 – PSC Steering Committe and Subcommittees          PSC – website

Strategic Objectives for Goal 1
1.1Provide a strong organizational framework to support INTOSAI's standard setting including a permanent standard-setting board (the FIPP), a technical- support function, and an independent advisory function.
1.2Ensure that the ISSAIs are sufficiently clear, relevant and appropriate to make them the preferred solution for INTOSAI’s members. The ISSAIs should be widely recognized by all stakeholders as the authoritative framework for public sector auditing.
1.3Promote the ISSAIs as a source for the development of auditor education and certification programs, as well as education and training standards.
1.4Work toward and ensure the continued development and maintenance of the INTOSAI Framework of Professional Pronouncements.
1.5Monitor the implementation and adoption of standards and feed any problems or issues back into the standard-setting process to ensure the standards are as useful and relevant as possible.

CBC - Capacity Building Committee (website)

Capacity Development

Support SAIs in developing capacity to maximize their value and benefits to society by:
1)Promoting the development of capabilities and professional capacities of independent SAIs and Regional Organizations;
2)Informing INTOSAI decision-making on SAI capacity development matters; and
3)Cooperating with donors, relevant partners, and stakeholders.
Strategic Objectives for Goal 2
2.1Identify capacity development challenges and opportunities in order to facilitate access to solutions including accessing the INTOSAI–Donor Cooperation.
2.2Strengthen structured INTOSAI professional development as an anchor for professional capacity development and potential INTOSAI auditor professionalization.
2.3Advocate for and support the development of capacity at both the SAI and regional level and maintain and enhance the usefulness and use of SAI PMF.
2.4Share capacity development insights and ensure responsiveness to SAI needs through, for example, communities of practice.
2.5Engage strategically with the wider international development community in the interest of SAI capacity development.

KSC - Committee on Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services (website)

Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services

Encourage SAI cooperation, collaboration, and continuous improvement through knowledge development, knowledge sharing and knowledge services, including:
1)Producing and revising INTOSAI products;
2)Providing benchmarks and operating a community portal; and
3)Conducting best practice studies and performing research on issues of mutual interest and concern.
Strategic Objectives for Goal 3
3.1Develop and maintain expertise in the various fields of public-sector auditing and help to provide content to the INTOSAI Framework for Professional Pronouncements.
3.2Enable wide exchange of knowledge and experience among INTOSAI members.
3.3Working with the CBC, IDI, and other INTOSAI entities, facilitate continuous improvement of SAIs through knowledge sharing on the crosscutting lessons learned from the results of peer reviews and SAI PMF.

PFAC - Policy, Finance and Administartion Committee (website)

Maximize the Value of INTOSAI as an International Organization

Organize and govern INTOSAI in ways that promote economical, efficient, and effective working practices, timely decision-making, and effective governance practices, while maintaining due regard for regional autonomy, balance, and the different models and approaches of member SAIs.
Strategic Objectives for Goal 4
4.1Monitor the implementation of the INTOSAI Strategic Plan including INTOSAI’s performance management efforts and contributions to the follow up and review of the SDGs.
4.2Manage and oversee INTOSAI’s resources to carry out the tasks outlined in the Strategic Plan in the best possible manner.
4.3Sustain and further develop the efforts of the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation.
4.4Ensure INTOSAI’s organizational structure, outreach, communications, and decision-making processes operate in an efficient, effective, and economical manner to the maximum benefit of SAIs.

The 68th meeting of INTOSAI's Governing Board, held in Abu Dhabi, in December 2016, decided to establish the forum as an INTOSAI permanent body, called the Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements (FIPP).

The initial task of FIPP is to consider and propose how to develop the ISSAI framework further by

  • providing clearer distinction between auditing standards, other standards (requirements), guidelines, best practice documents, etc. covering both auditing, ethics, independence and capacity development, and
  • providing clearer directions on the format and quality requirements for each of these different categories of documents as established by the common forum.

The Governing Board and Congress approved the proposal for a revision of the ISSAI Framework.

The composition of the forum intends to mirror, as much as possible, the membership of INTOSAI in respect to regional representation, SAI models, audit types and audit/capacity developing expertise.

FIPP Members 2020
SAI Norway Aase Kristin Hemsen (Chair
SAI DenmarkKristoffer Blegvad (Vice Chair
SAI AustraliaJane Meade
AFROSAI-E SecretariatJosephine Mukomba 
SAI BahrainMahmood H. Mahmood
SAI Bhutan Tashi Tobgay
SAI BulgariaToma Donchev
SAI CanadaLissa Lamarche 
European Court of AuditorsGerard Ross
SAI GuatemalaKaren Elizabeth Alejandrina Belteton Mohr
SAI IndiaDeepak Anurag
INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI)Einar Gørrissen
SAI LatviaMarita Salgrave
SAI NepalChandra Bhandari
SAI SwedenAleksandra Popovic
SAI United States of AmericaBeryl Davis