Auditing tools

Auditing tools give access to relevant information and links regarding methodology, SAIs’ expertise and relevant external organisations.

See below some good examples of data and method:

Spatial planning web dossier

Counterfactual analyses

Use of micro and macro economic models

Forester survey

Vignette surveys


INTOSAI Framework of Professional Pronouncements (IFPP)

European Environment Agency (EEA)

The Directorate General for the Environment (DG Environemnt), European Commission

European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing

European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL)

E-learning and other training activities

Massive Open Online Courses developed by EUROSAI WGEA, INTOSAI WGEA and the National Audit Office of Estonia

Introduction to Environmental Auditing in the Public Sector
Next course: Course being updated, estimated in Q1 2022

  • What are the most common environmental principles?
  • What is sustainable development and why is it important?
  • What are environmental governance tools?
  • What is an audit cycle?
  • How to draft an audit design matrix?

Auditing Environmental Impacts of Infrastructure
Next course: Course being updated, estimated in Q1 2022

  • How is infrastructure development related to the environment and sustainability?
  • How does infrastructure impact the environment throughout its lifecycle?
  • What governance tools are used to manage these impacts?
  • How to plan a performance audit on this topic?

Information and registration: