To help public sector internal auditors and their stakeholders compare the conditions in their organizations to other public sector organizations in their region and around the world, The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) has released a new research report, Nine Elements Required for Internal Audit Effectiveness in the Public Sector.
Report researchers sought to answer three primary questions:
By providing a snapshot of how other public sector internal auditor functions are operating around the world and the environments in which they function, The IIARF hopes practitioners can identify areas that offer the greatest opportunities for improvement.
- What are the greatest strengths of internal audit functions in the public sector?
- What are the most significant barriers to audit effectiveness faced by internal audit functions in the public sector?
- What are the main regional differences?
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