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Internal Audit and Oversight Division

The Internal Audit and Oversight Division (IAOD) is an independent internal oversight body. It supports the Director General in his management responsibilities and assists program managers in attaining WIPO’s objectives.  The work of the IAOD is governed by the Internal Oversight Charter PDF, Internal Oversight Charter approved by the WIPO General Assembly.

The IAOD carries out objective, systematic and independent reviews of program implementation and operations including:

  • Audits - assessing the adequacy of management controls to ensure cost-efficient and accountable operations.
  • Evaluations - analyzing and assessing program results to improve current implementation and performance as well as future planning.
  • Investigations - examining possible wrongdoing and identifying vulnerable areas where fraudulent activity might occur.

Report misconduct or possible wrongdoing

Who audits/evaluates the auditors/evaluators?

IAOD went through an independent external quality assessment of its internal audit function and got the highest possible rating of generally conforms with the standards. PDF, Internal Quality Audit Assessment

IAOD went through an independent external assessment of its evaluation function. The review concludes that overall, IAOD’s evaluation function is generally consistent with UNEG norms and standards. PDF, External Quality Assessment of the Evaluation Function

Annual summary reports

Other documents

  • List of open Independent audit and Oversight Committee recommendations PDF, Open Independent Audit and Oversight Committee Recommendations

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