The Internal Oversight Division (IOD) 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 IOD is governed by the Internal Oversight Charter approved by the WIPO General Assembly. Its reports are published on this website in accordance with the Charter and the Report Publication Policy .
The IOD carries out objective, systematic and independent reviews of program implementation and operations including:
Assessing the adequacy of management controls to ensure cost-efficient and accountable operations.
Analyzing and assessing program results to improve current implementation and performance as well as future planning.
Examining possible wrongdoing and identifying vulnerable areas where fraudulent activity might occur.
Who audits IOD?
An independent external quality team assessed the internal audit function and gave it the highest possible rating of generally conforms with the standards.
An independent external team assessed the evaluation function. The review concludes that overall, the evaluation function is generally consistent with UNEG norms and standards.
An independent external team assessed the investigation function and concluded that overall, the investigation function is generally conform to the standards set forth in the Uniform Guidelines for Investigations endorsed by the Conference of International Investigators (CII).