The Role of Training in Support of Public Accounting Reform

Place : 
the Dead Sea region, Jordan
Date : 
Sunday, July 3, 2011 to Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Public Finance Training Center of the Ministry of Finance of Jordan, in collaboration with the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan, ADETEF-the Agency for International Cooperation of the French Ministries of Economy and Finance and USAID, under the flagship of the GIFT-MENA network (Governance Institutes Forum for Training in the Middle East and North Africa), organized a regional seminar on “The Role of Training in Support of Public Accounting Reform” from July 3 to July 5, 2011, in the Dead Sea region, Jordan.

The seminar brought together 60 experts from 14 MENA countries, mainly high-level officials concerned with public accounting and internal audit reform, heads and senior training managers of schools and institutes servicing the public sector, as well as representatives of regional and international organizations and of the private sector.

The overall objective of the seminar was to enable participants to exchange and learn more about their experiences in reforming their public accounting frameworks. Presentations tackled best practices in government accounting as well as specific country experiences and strategies put in place at various ministries of Finance in MENA countries, with a specific focus on capacity building and the role of training in facilitating reform implementation.