TCA Has Become a Member of the INTOSAI CBC Subcommitte on Peer Reviews

The term “peer review” refers to an external and independent review of one or more elements of the organisation and/or operation of a SAI by a team of professional peers from one or more SAIs.
The Subcommittee on Peer Reviews was created under the scope of the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee (CBC) at its inaugural meeting in London, 13 – 14 March, 2006 with the following tasks:
  • To assess and document existing peer review arrangements in the INTOSAI community.
  • To foster an environment where such voluntary reviews are seen as beneficial to both the SAI undertaking the review and the SAI choosing to undergo it and establish global and regional mechanisms for initiating peer reviews.
  • To update the CBC guidelines on peer reviews and the developed checklist on the basis of the experience of SAIs and provide further good practices on how to undertake voluntary peer reviews.
  • To disseminate the results of peer reviews, as appropriate and as agreed to by participating SAIs.
The role and importance of the peer review as one of the foremost capacity building tools was underlined in the first INTOSAI Strategic plan 2010 – 2016 and that position is maintained in INTOSAI Strategic plan 2017 – 2022.
TCA believes that peer review is a helpful tool to enhance the capacities of SAIs through submitting an external assessment and giving information by a peer SAI or a group of SAIs. For this reason, TCA has become a member of the Subcommitee on Peer Reviews in order to follow contemporary developments and approaches regarding enhancing capacities of SAIs in the changing world. Furthermore, TCA aims to benefit from other peers and give support to them through sharing experiences.

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