Two officials of the RAA attended the ‘Supreme Audit Institution Performance Measurement Framework (SAI-PMF) Course’ held from 16th to 19th October 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Dechen Pelden, Assistant Auditor General was invited as a Resource Person and was actively involved in delivering the course along with two others from the INTOSAI Development Initiatives (IDI) in Norway & SAI Nepal. The course was designed to create a pool of IDI certified SAI PMF assessors who can conduct SAI-PMF assessments of any SAI, be it their own or of another country.
The INTOSAI Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) unanimously adopted the SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF) as an official INTOSAI document on 8th December 2016 in Abu Dhabi. The SAI PMF is a holistic and evidence-based framework for voluntary assessments of SAI performance against the Principles, Standards and Guidance in the IFPP, in addition to other established international good practices for external public auditing. SAI PMF can be applied in all types of SAIs, regardless of governance structure, mandate, national context and development level. The SAI PMF consists of a set of measurable indicators and a qualitative performance report, and it can be applied using different approaches, namely self-assessment, peer review or external assessment.
A number of SAIs around the world have piloted the SAI PMF and utilize the tool to support needs assessments, strategic planning and performance management. A SAI PMF Assessment of the RAA was conducted in 2014 by a team from the SAI PMF Unit of the IDI and its report issued in May 2015.
30 participants from 12 countries of the ASOSAI, AFROSAI & EUROSAI regions, including one from the RAA representing Bhutan attended the course and were awarded certificates. The training was organized and supported by the SAI PMF Unit of the IDI and hosted in Manila by SAI Philippines.