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The IIA Global Internal Audit Foundation

Internal Audit Foundation Premier Research Study 2021

Assessing Internal Audit Practices Globally in Partnership With The IIA

In 2019, the Internal Audit Foundation began concentrating its efforts to conduct a premier global research study annually, focusing on vital aspects of the profession and practice of internal auditing. The Foundation collaborates with IIA Headquarters and Affiliates worldwide to secure participation from a diverse group of respondents.

2021: Research Focus: Assessing Internal Audit Practices

The Foundation has selected this topic to gather perspectives and insights of importance in understanding the global practice of the profession and to understand the current relevance and potential improvements of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).

Overall Study Objectives:

  • Assess internal audit practices at the internal audit activity and practitioner levels.
  • Understand the value and relevance of the IPPF and Standards toward ensuring internal audit effectiveness.
  • Ensure continued applicability and effectiveness of the IPPF and Standards.

Survey Details:

The Assessing Internal Audit Practices survey is currently closed. 

Study Results:

Perspectives shared within this study will be used to develop an Internal Audit Foundation report exploring core elements of internal auditing practices around the world. These insights will also be a valuable in exploring potential improvements to the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).