It is a flexible form of cooperation between supreme audit institutions. BIEP is a tool that gives encouragement to share ideas and experience based on the same methodology for a particular area. Compared to other forms of cooperative audits - parallel audit, joint audit and coordinated audit - it is easier to share data and information within BIEP. BIEP contributes to saving time and audit costs and supports the principles of ISSAI 12 The Value and Benefits of Supreme Audit Institutions - making a difference to the lives of citizens.
The main idea of BIEP is to compare key performance indicators (KPIs) and specific national conditions across various countries. Areas of comparison are not limited. The data and information exchange is based on the 3C principles: communication, cooperation and comparison. The 3C principles are an integral part of the vision of the next EUROSAI Congress and the subsequent EUROSAI Presidency. According to 3C principles, BIEP contributes to EASY communication, BETTER cooperation which lead to MORE comparisons.
Here you can find publicly available outputs related to over 20 topics, which are currently being worked on within BIEP - be they audit reports, analytical information or other relevant documents. These are available without necessity of registration and you can simply download these files anytime. In non-public area, you will find more - methodologies, questionnaires and other documents as well as discussions. All of them will be available right after you have registered on the BIEP website.
Benchmarking Information Exchange Project is a form of cooperation available for supreme audit institutions. It started as an initiative of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic and currently there are 18 institutions from the EUROSAI organization which are already participating in particular results. But there are also many other countries which are in different phases of cooperation and the number of participants is gradually growing. Currently there are approximately 200 users from 34 countries in total.