The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru (CGR) launched the Integrity Self-Assessment Workshop (IntoSAINT) on December 5, 6, 7, 2016, in the city of Lima. The workshop was moderated by Melissa Narro and Francisco Parral, officials of the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico (ASF), the cooperating SAI.

The self-assessment was carried out by a team made up of 23 officials from all areas of the CGR of Peru who, guided by the moderators from Mexico’s SAI, conducted an integrity risk analysis and assessed the effectiveness of measures implemented by the institution to promote internal integrity. As a result of the three days of work and analysis, 17 recommendations were issued, grouped into five categories. These recommendations were included in the self-evaluation report which was presented by the Mexican moderators to the Executive Committee of Peru’s CGR after the close of the workshop. The aim of these recommendations is to strengthen institutional initiatives to improve the governance of the organization through innovative mechanisms concerning integrity.

The launch of the IntoSAINT Workshop in Peru’s CGR is part of the corporate strategy headed by the CPC. Since taking office in June 2016, Comptroller General Edgar Alarcón Tejada has been promoting a series of mechanisms and international best practices seeking to strengthen the institution on various issues relating to the continuous improvement of government control.

With the implementation of IntoSAINT, a tool adopted by INTOSAI, Peru´s CGR joins those SAIs worldwide currently using the instrument. At the close of 2016, OLACEFS had established itself as the INTOSAI regional organization having made most progress in the implementation of this initiative for building institutional capacity in matters of integrity.