In the last fiscal year, the IOI General Secretariat reports that membership increased to 135 from 122 in 2009-10. The report highlights IOI initiatives, including training programs and investment projects. The IOI updates its research work and reports that it is currently implementing the first comparative study of independent ombudsman institutions in the Asia–Pacific region.
Looking ahead, IOI has two clear priorities: 1. preparing for the IOI world conference in New Zealand in 2012; and 2. implementing a comprehensive IOI reform, which will focus on transparency and accountability. The report was authored by IOI President Beverley A. Wakem and Secretary General Peter Kostelka. (IOI Annual Report.)