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Risk in Focus

Today's Global Risk Landscape

About Risk in Focus

Risk in Focus provides practical, data-driven research to help internal auditors and their stakeholders understand today’s risk environment and prepare audit plans for the year ahead.

Reports provide the results of a worldwide survey to identify current and emerging risks for each region, along with leading practices to respond to these risks, derived from roundtables and interviews with leading internal auditors.

There are two reports for each of The IIA’s six regions:

  • Hot Topics for Internal Auditors – Detailed reports based on the survey, roundtables, and interviews.
  • Board Briefing – Summary reports for internal auditors to share with stakeholders.

2024 marks the first year Risk in Focus has been conducted worldwide. The project was originally developed in 2016 by the European Institutes Research Group (EIRG), which continues to produce it each year for Europe.

Risk in Focus is available free to the public, thanks to a collaborative partnership facilitated by the Internal Audit Foundation with generous support from IIA Institutes, corporate sponsors, and IIA regional bodies (ACIIA (Asia), AFIIA (Africa), ARABCIIA (Middle East), ECIIA (Europe), FLAI (Latin America).

Latest Reports


Risk in Focus 2024 Global Summary

The worldwide participation in the Risk in Focus survey provides a rare opportunity to compare risk and audit planning between different regions.

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Africa Risk in Focus 2024

A strong wave of digitalization is helping to transform Africa’s economies and government systems, but it has also left organizations more vulnerable to cyberattacks and customers open to online and mobile scams.

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Asia Pacific Risk in Focus 2024

Internal auditors say risks in Asia Pacific are uniquely complicated by the high level of economic and political interconnections between countries in the region.

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Europe Risk in Focus 2024

Macro-economic instability is pushing internal auditors in Europe to recalibrate their efforts to face interconnected challenges in the region.

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Latin America Risk in Focus 2024

CAEs in Latin America and the Caribbean say building relationships within their organizations and with other businesses and entities across the region is essential.

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Middle East Risk in Focus 2024

Internal auditors in the Middle East advocate for more maturity in their organizations, with long-term planning and skill development.

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North America Risk in Focus 2024

North American internal auditors are seeking closer collaboration with stakeholders, often acting as advisors to the board and management on mission-critical projects.

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