Planning for Independence
SAI independence does not happen by chance but will often require a concentrated effort over many years to progress.
This means it is important for a SAI seeking greater independence to develop a realistic plan on how to achieve greater independence. A useful article on the approach a SAI could adopt to achieve greater independence is “Making SAI independence a reality – Some lessons from across the Commonwealth”. It can be found here.
We have developed a checklist of issues that a SAI should take into account when seeking to broaden its independence. It can be found here.