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On August 11, 2021, IFAC, the World Bank and the Arab Federation of Accountants and Auditors (AFAA) hosted an interactive webinar on public financial management (PFM) reform recovery post-COVID for senior government officials, representatives from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), and professional accountancy organizations (PAOs).

The webinar, which attracted around 400 participants, provided a forum to support our Middle East North Africa (MENA) region clients, position them for success during the post-COVID recovery phase, and advance transparency and accountability throughout the region.

Webinar speakers included:

·         Hatem Kawasmy, AFAA Chairman

·         Jens Kristensen, Practice Manager, Governance, Middle East North Africa, World Bank

·         Rajat Narula, Lead Financial Management Specialist, Governance, World Bank

·         Alex Metcalfe, Global Head of Public Sector at ACCA

·         Jamal Milhem, IFAC PAO Development Advisory Group (DAG) Member

·         Laura Leka, Principal, PAIB and Public Sector, IFAC

 The presentation from the event, as well as recordings in English and Arabic can be accessed below: