Systematization and development of approaches to auditing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are recognized as important actors in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their role is to develop a strategic approach to public audit to support national priorities and the SDGs by providing audit-based advice to government and promoting effective, transparent and meaningful accountability of governments.

Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN in 2015, INTOSAI has implemented many projects and actively supports SAIs’ initiatives to make a significant contribution to the success of the SDGs.

The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation as the Chair of INTOSAI, together with the INTOSAI General Secretariat and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) and interested INTOSAI community members, comprehensively promotes the systematization and development of approaches to auditing the implementation of the SDGs, as well as cooperation and exchange of information related to the SDGs between INTOSAI and other international organizations.

In order to comprehensively promote the SDGs, INTOSAI has the Working Group on SDGs and Key Sustainable Development Indicators headed by the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.

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Russia - Chair

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil Bulgaria, Zambia, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Kuwait, Lithuania, Morocco, Moldova, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa

IDI, GIZ, OECD, AFROSAI-E, Kyrgyzstan, JVI

Strategic Objectives of the Working Group

Support the international role of INTOSAI in promoting SAIs as strategic partners of governments contributing to the implementation of national goals and the SDGs by developing the quality of their insights and recommendations.

Support the enhancement of SAIs’ role in assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of government activities through promoting a strategic approach to auditing, the elaboration and application of KSDIs and innovative evaluation tools

The development of the International SDGs Audit Model (ISAM) by IDI and the launch of INTOSAI's online SDGs Atlas by the General Secretariat by the General Secretariat are among the key activities implemented by the INTOSAI community to systematize and develop approaches to auditing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.