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​The State of the Internal Audit Profession in Africa

The State of the Internal Audit Profession in AfricaIn 2015, The IIA launched an African Development Plan with the goal of elevating the capacity of the internal audit profession across the continent of Africa to meet or exceed the expectations of the profession’s key stakeholders. As part of this initiative, a research on the state of the internal audit profession in the African continent was executed under a fellowship memorandum between The IIA and the World Bank Group’s internal audit department. This research takes account of the current state of the internal audit profession in 11 sub-Saharan countries as follows:

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The assessment of the countries above was completed using an internal audit national maturity model, which focuses on elements that have most relevance to internal audit maturity, grouped together under four indicators: National Context, Governance, Quality, and Resources.

The State of the Internal Audit Profession in Africa

Download the full report to learn more about the state of the internal audit profession in Africa.​ If you have any questions, please contact us at IIA-Global.Headquarters@theiia.org.