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Standards are principle-focused and provide a framework for performing and promoting internal auditing.

Standards and Guidance - IPPF

The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) is the conceptual framework that organizes authoritative guidance promulgated by The IIA. A trustworthy, global, guidance-setting body, The IIA provides internal audit professionals worldwide with authoritative guidance organized in the IPPF as mandatory guidance and recommended guidance. The updated Framework was introduced in July 2015.

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The IPPF: The Framework for Internal Audit Effectiveness

Internal auditing requires commitment and a framework of clearly articulated principles, leading-practice standards, and timely guidance that not only acknowledges but also anticipates these changes. Learn how the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) is evolving to effectively support the profession and meet the many challenges ahead.

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International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards)

Standards are principle-focused and provide a framework for performing and promoting internal auditing.

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