ISSAI Implementation Initiative (3i Programme)


The 20th INTOSAI Congress (South Africa, 2010) adopted a comprehensive set of International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) that cover the core audit disciplines of financial, performance and compliance audits. The adoption of the ISSAI represents a milestone in the strengthening of the global public sector audit profession. INTOSAI called upon its members to use the ISSAI framework as a common framework of reference for public sector auditing and implement the ISSAIs in accordance with the mandate and national regulations of the respective SAIs.


The INTOSAI Strategic Plan and  the ISSAI Rollout Model approved by INTOSAI Governing Board in October 2011 mandated the IDI to ‘support ISSAI Implementation’. In keeping with this mandate the IDI has launched a comprehensive capacity development programme called the ISSAI Implementation Initiative (3i programme).


The pilot run of this programme will be conducted between 2012 and 2014. While programme activities will start in the five English speaking INTOSAI regions in 2012, the remaining regions will be covered starting from 2013.


The pilot run which is financed by the World Bank, is being designed and delivered in partnership with INTOSAI’s Professional Standards Committee (PSC), its subcommittees on Financial, Performance and Compliance Audit, Capacity Building Committee and INTOSAI regional bodies.