IDI’s SDGs Audit Model

The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions is delighted to present to you a pilot version of IDI’s SDGs Audit Model (ISAM).

Developed through a collaborative process, ISAM aims to provide practical ‘how-to’ guidance to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) for conducting audits of SDGs implementation.

While focusing on national outcomes linked to SDGs, ISAM recognises SAI diversity and provides guidance for conducting audits that comply with ISSAIs, mainstream gender and inclusiveness considerations and contribute to impact. Some of the key features of ISAM include, an orange illustration on elimination of intimate partner violence against women, practical tips, interweaving of SDG principles (coherence, integration, leave no one behind and multi-stakeholder engagement) with an ISSAI compliant audit process, ISSAI checklists and spotlight on impact. We have also reflected on use of data analytics in audits of SDGs implementation, as we believe that leveraging on technological advancements will be an essential part of such audits.

This is a pilot version of ISAM. It will be published in Arabic, French and Spanish by June 2020. Suggestions and comments that you may have to improve this version are welcome. This includes what worked and what could be done better in your experience, as you apply ISAM in your audits of SDGs implementation.

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Cover of IDI's SDGs Audit Model (ISAM) pilot version