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The IIA Research Foundation 

The IIA Research Foundation

For more than three decades, The IIA Research Foundation has been a powerhouse of information that empowers internal audit practitioners. As the research arm of The IIA, The Foundation provides groundbreaking research conducted by thought leaders in the profession. Through initiatives that explore current issues, emerging trends, and future needs, The Foundation has been a driving force behind the evolution of the profession, and continues to deliver.

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Our Latest Research Reports

The IIARF has delivered more than 200 research reports covering the full spectrum of issues facing the profession. Our most recent reports can be accessed below. Hard copies and/or downloads are available through The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore.

New Report and Video Series

The Politics of Internal AuditingThe Politics of Internal Auditing provides important insight into continuing efforts within companies to manipulate internal audit functions and findings and how heads of audit must learn to recognize and cope with such adverse influences so that they can fulfill their true mission. More than just a recounting of war stories from scarred internal auditors, the report offers key lessons learned through a series of case studies based on experiences shared by CAE interviewees. Additionally, the report provides insight into recognizing, dealing with, and managing political pressure.

The report is available through The IIARF Bookstore and at

Authors, Patricia Miller and Dr. Larry Rittenberg delve into the case studies and reveal real-world scenarios internal auditors are facing with politics. More case studies and discussions will be released in this four-part video series.

​Part 1 – Standing Your Ground

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​Part 2 – Performance Can Outweigh Objectivity

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Job Satisfaction for Internal Auditors: How to Retain Top Talent CyberSecurity.png Internal Audit Around the World
Internal Audit Capabilities and Performance Levels in the Public Sector

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October 2014
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